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…

  • Wait, where is the $100 genome exactly? I must have missed a tweet somewhere RT @deanhendrix: If we can sequence a human genome for $100, why can’t we openly publish for $100? http://t.co/JUIg5HnZ via @thePeerJ #openaccess #cmonnow  [Mary]
  • RT @genetics_blog: NAR: Most conserved non-coding sequences are regulatory factor binding sites http://t.co/kcFwPeZ7 #bioinformatics [Mary]
  • RT @bffo: Very cool, new cystoscope App store http://t.co/u8gbLiAk #Bioinformatics [Mary]
  • Heh–fair point: RT @phylogenomics: At end @mjpallen says “Radio has survived alongside TV” in reference to how traditional microbiology will survive alongside genomics #SAMG12 [Mary]
  • RT @mem_somerville: Was looking up old story, realized that Nurse, Venter, Collins all have motorcycles. Want to see them race. (must be a gene…) [Mary]
  • @OpenHelix: RT @genome_gov: #microbiome Mapping of human microbiome produces insights, surprises. http://t.co/TYiXCvgX [Mary]
  • And then… RT @matthewherper: Was The Human Microbiome Project A Waste Of Money? – Forbes http://t.co/Crb9eFzo via @sharethis [Mary]
  • And then…snorf:
  • Oooh boy: RT @drbachinsky: Hay Festival 2012: Dull middle-aged scientists should not get grants, says DNA pioneer James Watson via @Telegraph http://t.co/1iGAfFof [Mary]
  • I want to photosynthesize. RT @Argent23: The next twist in the Elysia story. Seems like >50 algal chloroplast genes were transferred into the slug genome! http://t.co/fDJ4iJYa [Mary]

Special Bonus item: if science had tabloids—you have to go see Francis Collins and Fred Sanger “Hot Pics!” http://fakescience.tumblr.com/omgscience