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…

  • RT @BGI_Events: Important question, & great primer RT @deannachurch: From @kbradnam:. ‘When is a genome finished?’ http://tinyurl.com/7rypaxe  //nice! [Mary]
  • Because of meeting @papermantis at @scio12 conference, today I am checking out PATRIC (or Pathosystems Resource Integration Center) which describes itself as “providing rich data and analysis tools for all bacterial species in the selected NIAID category A-C priority pathogens list.” So far I am impressed & looking forward to digging into it deeper as I have time. [Jennifer]
  • @OpenHelix: DNA Day essay contest announced! Via @DNAday Also teaching+learning resources from @GeneticsSociety http://t.co/PMEOyQt1 ht @geneticmaize [Mary]
  • Things that make you go hmmmm….. RT @phylogenomics: Am wondering – will GINA cover studies of microbes living in and on people http://t.co/JaWuFTKN #UCDCitSci [Mary]
  • Interesting example of why integration of data across resources is hard. Chemistry issue, but true of all sorts of bio and gene related things. Hat tip Antony Williams on G+. See the post Challenges of data integration. [Mary]
  • FYI, from ExPASy News: “Due to maintenance work, many ExPASy proteomics services will be unavailable from Sunday January 29th to Wednesday February 1st, 2012. These services include PROSITE, ENZYME, Protein Spotlight, World-2DPAGE, Swiss-2DPAGE and proteomics tools such as ProtParam, Compute pI/MW.” [Jennifer]
  • The watermelon map! Woot! @francfue: A High Resolution Genetic Map Anchoring Scaffolds of the Sequenced Watermelon Genome http://t.co/PkNQIcY0 [Mary]
  • Testify! @KamounLab: “Given proper training and demystification biologists are perfectly capable of working their own #bioinformatics” http://t.co/OJ9IWMgV [Mary]
  • RT @mary_carmichael: Start of the Human Circuit Project? @broadinstitute launches effort to catalog all biochemical wiring in human cells: http://t.co/tm8wnMDa” [Mary (not Carmichael)]
  • More #scio12 goodies: @genome_gov: Check out ‘science online’ genomic medicine session on wiki: http://t.co/sKjbjfml Thanks @MishaAngrist [Mary]
  • RT @yokofakun: [delicious] miRdSNP: a database of disease-associated SNPs and microRNA target sites on 3′UTRs of human genes #t… http://t.co/Ccq1seEL [Mary]