Friday SNPpets

This week’s SNPpets include dog OCD genes, salmon SNPs, a tutorial on learning R from scratch, new ways to examine VCF files, 185 organisms RNA-seq data, and the news of the upcoming deprecation of GI numbers at NCBI. The two things that caught my attention the most this week, though, was the human knockout data, and coincidentally some interesting thoughts about how genetic counseling needs to be adapting to the volumes and types of information we are getting now. And the fact that a lot of it is coming from non-medical routes, like ancestry hobbyists. And 23andMe at Walgreens?

SNPpets_2Welcome 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…