Friday SNPpets

Welcome to our Friday feature link dump: 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…

  • Ok, so my overly optimistic claim of 1,000 dollar genomes within the next 12 months…. well, maybe it wasn’t so optimistic? First Illumina cuts their price in half and now..A 30 dollar genome?
  • Another article about Scitable, this time from Wired…nice. [Mary]
  • Announcement of the first Combrex Workshop, via Iddo Friedberg: “COMBREX (Computational Bridge to Experiments) is a new NIH funded effort that aims to increase the pace of experimental determination of the function of large and high priority gene families in bacterial genomes….” More details in the mailing here. [Mary]
  • Here’s something different from our usual tools: Species Extinction Calculator.  Feels like you are sitting at the dashboard of a car, and watching ecosystem decline…which, I suppose, you contribute to from the dashboard of your car.  Hat tip to this fascinating article on the honeybee situation, then to the researcher’s bio page, which led to the calculator. [Mary]

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