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 @GenomeRef: Submission of GRCh38 to GenBank is underway! Stayed tuned for updates: #readyforGRCh38 #genomics #bioinformatics
  • Yee-ouch. RT @notSoJunkDNA: provocative and interesting… “Why personalised medicine is bad for us all” followed by this retort:  @lindaavey: @notSoJunkDNA Typical response from the UK. Let’s bury our heads and accept the status quo. Until they have an adverse rx of course.
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: College students are testing their own DNA, but the results — from paternity to genetic diseases — can be a shock.
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Challenge for functional genomics: *too many* candidate causal variants. “We’ve found the haystack,” says @tuuliel:
  • RT @juliettesavin: Genome-wide regulation of transcription mapped in zebrafish | RIKEN via @RIKEN_EN
  • RT @PhilippBayer: dog-content! “Derived variants at six genes explain nearly half of size reduction in dog breeds” cc @gedankenstuecke
  • Important change to BLAST results (arose from a twitter conversation, interestingly): RT @deannachurch: Top level seq (chr + stuff that can’t be placed on the chr) now the default db for org BLAST pages cc @caseybergman and see the reply of why it’s nifty: RT @caseybergman: .@deannachurch awesome – thanks for the quick fix! gives results that are more intuitive and consistent with UCSC @GenomeBrowser & @Ensembl
  • RT @bergmanlab: New blog post: “Hosting Custom Tracks for the UCSC @GenomeBrowser on @Dropbox” (
  • RT @BMC_series: Undergrads sequence California sea lion  #genomics @SDSU_NewsTeam
  • RT @bffo: Of note in last @PLOSCompBiol | Using Biological Pathway Data with Paxtools | CC @garybader1 | #bioinformatics |