Friday SNPpets

This week’s SNPpets consist of an abbreviated week, because I’m on the road for a conference. But there’s plenty of interesting stuff already this week, and #BoG16 is just getting going. As usual, new and updated tools. But again the range of uses of genomics/bioinformatics is amazing: such as whole genome sequencing changing food safety. And making the tree of life more shrubby. And changing disease vector biology. Da Vinci DNA. There’s a change to DrugBank access. And how hard it is to get dbGaP data. There’s PolyMarker, a primer design tool for polyploid wheat. A phage host prediction tool. I’m so pleased to see more range of the tools and uses now. I think The Economist piece is right–the era is here and this time it’s real–but beyond humans too.  I ♥ the Blaxter Lab’s new policy of listing all the tools/settings in bioinformatics papers. My favorite thing this week.

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…