What’s The Answer? (bioinformatics blogs)

BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.

This week’s highlighted question is a great way to stay current in bioinformatics. Blog reading.

Question: Your Favorite Bioinformatics Blog(s) (2013 edition)

Which bioinformatics blog(s) do you read the most? Previous editions:

The 2012 edition got eaten away by my dog :)

To add some novelty to the previous theme, (i) also please mention the well-visited blogs of the past, which are not updated any more. (ii) which aspect of your favorite blogs do you not like? The information may help the blog author. Or feel free to mention if your favorite blog is perfect (usually your own blog :)).


Now, I’m not just highlighting this because our blog always appears on these lists (thanks very much to our loyal readers). But in this field I think we’ve got a combination of great opportunity–folks in bioinformatics are on their computers, looking for stuff to read between launching tasks. Software changes and updates happen a lot more than other types of biology publications do. New data is flowing in to genome data type projects often long before it is published, and you need to be diving in anyway. Biostar is a great place to look for guidance on these things among other users who might be diving in too. But you might also get more detail on specific issues in longer form on blogs. So check out the blogs on that list. But also look at the Biostar “Planet” tab where a bunch of related blogs flow in that might also be of interest. If you have favorite blogs you might also add to the list over there too.