Friday SNPpets

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, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment…

  • MentorNet is recruiting mentors for graduate & undergraduate students, many women and minorities. See Nature piece here  & MentorNet site at
  • I love the name of this! RT @Dr_Bik: #bioinformatics : TopiaryExplorer: visualizing large phylogenetic trees with environmental metadata [Mary]
  • Texas congressman wants to prevent regulation of genetic tests
    Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, a physician by practice, has put forth a bill in an attempt to block the FDA from regulating genetic tests. Such regulations could slow U.S. innovation and leadership in the field of genetic research, Burgess said. The Hill/Healthwatch blog, via BioSmartBrief. [Mary]
  • Want 42 genomes? RT @GigaScience: Under open BioLicence RT @likesky3 Korean personal genome data. downloadable 42 genomes  #opendata [Mary]
  • Wow, king of detox. And steals genes? Fascinating. RT @EurekAlertAAAS: Big pest, small genome [Mary]
  • RT @petey1759: Nothing like a bit of #bioinformatics in the irish times [Mary]