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  • Friday SNPpets dna_cutting_with_scissors_hr-150x150This week’s highlight is definitely the fun interview with the “nerd famous” Hadley Wickham, “the Man Who Revolutionized R”. Cracked me up, but was also really informative. New JABBA awards ...

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  • 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

  • UCSC replaces UCSC Genes with GENCODE as default gene set UCSC Genome BioinformaticsThis is a big deal. And now I have to change my training materials. But I think it’s worthwhile. The GENCODE set is very extensive and the range of annotated types captures important details. This email came from the UCSC Genome Browser announcement mailing list. Pasting in full for those who aren’t on this list, or ...

What’s The Answer

  • What’s the Answer? (NGS tools you are using the most) reddit_iconThere are a lot of tools in the bioinformatics ecosystem. Some of them you won’t ever need because of your particular research focus.  For some of them you may want to know about similar alternatives. But my favorite types of discussions with practitioners of various sorts is what are they actually using. This week’s highlighted ...

Genomics Research

SNPpets

  • Friday SNPpets dna_cutting_with_scissors_hr-150x150This week’s highlight is definitely the fun interview with the “nerd famous” Hadley Wickham, “the Man Who Revolutionized R”. Cracked me up, but was also really informative. New JABBA awards for terrible tool names. DNA from herbarium specimens. An issue at dbSNP with ExAC allele frequencies. Following installation guidelines can be good. Oh–my favorite food ...

Webinars and Workshops

  • Intro to UCSC Genome Browser webinar, tomorrow, June 17 2015 UCSC Genome BioinformaticsTomorrow (Wednesday US time) I’ll be doing a webinar on the basics of using the UCSC Genome Browser. If you haven’t spent much time using the browser, or you suspect there’s more to what you have been able to do, this introduction may help you out. Register for the webinar here: http://www.bio-itworld.com/openhelix/introduction-to-the-ucsc-genome-browser-webinar/ Time and date guide for ...