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…

    • Heh. RT @davidmam: #filmquotebioinformatics The first rule about bioinformatics in grants is that nobody talks about bioinformatics in grants.  [Mary]
    • RT @widdowquinn: #filmquotebioinformatics ‘Homology!’
      ‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.’ [Mary]
    • Note–those two film quotes were part of a hilarious meme recently, which was captured in a storify by Casey Bergman: Bioinformatics Film Quotes
    • Hey Hopkins folks–do this if you have been wanting to pick up some programming skills: RT @jiffyclub: Help spread the word about our upcoming Johns Hopkins Software Carpentry bootcamp! Lots of room still. It’s free! [Mary]
    • From a LinkedIn discussion for the International Society for Biocuration group: “American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2012 Annual Meeting Travel Awards now available” [Jennifer]
    • RT @NCBI: Try the new 1,000 Genomes Browser which displays graphics and tables for Project data as well as NCBI annotations: [Mary]
    • Amen. I wish curation got the respect it deserves: RT @GenomeMedicine: John Hawks’ blog puts genomic data into perspective New generation of data curators needed? [Mary]
    • From a LinkedIn discussion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) group: “Its time for the 2012 Dance Your PhD Contest!!! Enter for a chance to win $1,000, a trip to TEDx in Brussels and be featured in Science Mag! Details at  …” [Jennifer]
    • RT @iGenomics: Just about to finish teaching a fun 2-day RNA-Seq workshop.The teaching materials are at [Mary]
    • From The Wall Street Journal: “Making Gene Mapping Part of Everyday Care” HT: Bio SmartBrief [Jennifer]


Special video SNPpet–this story had a link to a video about obtaining samples for genome sequence from unusual species. Makes those mouse bites I got way back seem pretty tame. And makes you think about your choices of species for sequencing. Choose wisely, young grad student:

RT @DNAday: Mapping the crocodile genome is not for the faint of heart

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