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…

  • News from the UCSC Genome Browser RT @GenomeBrowser: We now support Variant Call Format (VCF) a line-oriented format for single nucleotide variants, indels, copy number and structural variants. [Mary]
  • RT @MyBioTechniques: 2012 Genomics Crystal Ball [Mary]
  • Another day, another species. But I had no idea falcons where looming. RT @Articlesposting: Genomic sequences of two iconic falconry birds — Peregrine and Saker Falcons —  successfully decoded [Mary]
  • RT @datatelling: Martin Krzywinski’s site is a treasure trove of visual inspiration: #hiveplots #circos #genome #photography #etc #etc [Mary]
  • RT @m_m_campbell: Thyme in a bottle. Plant genomes will shed light on botanical medicines. #genomics #botany #plants #medicinalplants [Mary]
  • RT @StrandLife: How Identical are Identical Twins? A bioinformatician’s approach:  #genomics #bioinformatics [Mary]
  • From Dec 14th AAAS Policy Alert: “White House Announces New Innovation Fund. On Dec. 8 the White House announced the launch of the Early Stage Innovation Fund, which will provide $1 billion in matching capital to Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC), targeting early-stage small businesses. The fund is part of the administration’s Startup America initiative and is included in proposed rule changes from the Small Business Administration that allow private investment in SBIC participants. The proposals are open for comment until Feb. 7, 2012. The fund will be fully implemented in 2012.” [Jennifer]
  • Double dose, but handy to store: RT @galaxyproject: Search the Galaxy! Custom Galaxy searches now available #usegalaxy  [Mary]
  • RT @ejwillingham: Rosie Redfield, who blogs @FieldofScience blog network, named a top science newsmaker of 2011: [Mary]