Friday SNPpets

This week’s SNPpets include something unusual: bioinformatics software becoming a mainstream discussion. A recent NYT piece about Zika genomics included a Bandage software-based illustrations, and a subsequent explainer piece in SciAm covered it. Zika was big this week. Of course, we covered Bandage months ago…. A reprise and riff of Tardigate was good reading. Also this week: GBrowse for peanut, FireBrowse for the Broad, updates to GeneMania, Galaxy record hit, and the opposite of update: UCSC Genome Browser in ASCII. Impersonal genomics made me laugh.

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…