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  • What’s the Answer? (to Venn or not to Venn) BiostarsThis week’s highlighted item from Biostars gets back to the visualization challenges that I love to think about. The question posted asked for help for an 11-set Venn diagram. What ...

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OpenHelix News

  • Free Webinars: World Tour of Resources and UCSC Genome Browser UCSC IntroOpenHelix will be presenting two webinars: World Tour of Genomics Resources, May 21st at 1:00 EDT, and Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser, June 17th at 1:00 EDT. World Tour of Genomics Resources Webinar This world tour of genomic resources will discuss the number and breadth of publicly available bioscience resources available to researchers. It will ...

Genomics Resource News

  • Phytozome notice, new and improved v10 coming soon [see update] This announcement came out while I was at a conference last week–but I wanted to pass it along. This appears to be a big change in the way Phytozome works. And there will be down-time before it rolls out, starting May 1. I like to post major announcements from mailing lists because I know everyone ...

What’s The Answer

  • What’s the Answer? (to Venn or not to Venn) BiostarsThis week’s highlighted item from Biostars gets back to the visualization challenges that I love to think about. The question posted asked for help for an 11-set Venn diagram. What was funny about the response was that the overwhelming consensus was: please, no! And alternatives were offered. Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing ...

Genomics Research

SNPpets

  • Friday SNPpets dna_cutting_with_scissors_hr-150x150This week’s SNPpets include physicians and genomic medicine readiness, genomics testing standards, the Narcissome, assessing the value of data repositories, and more. But you *must* see the lizards playing poker. Seriously. Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, ...

Webinars and Workshops

  • World Tour of Genomics Resources II handouts, webinar follow-up post worldtour2Typically when we do a webinar, we create a companion blog post for further discussion that we might not have been able to do in the webinar session. You might also try out the sites I talk about and come back with comments or questions. Or for folks who couldn’t make it, but later will ...