Sláinte! The “first” Irish genome reported

Another day, another genome.  This time it’s someone who likely shares my ancestry.  Most of the #genomics twitter buzz today is about the publication of the so-called “first” Irish genome.  Although one tweep suggests it isn’t the first, it’s the first one I’ve had a look at.  (Could these both be the same individual though? I haven’t been able to figure that out yet.)

You can see more at via this tweet from BMC_series:

Begorrah! It’s the first Irish Genome in @GenomeBiology http://ow.ly/2ApKy #OA #Genome

Anyway, I took a quick pass through the paper and didn’t find anything particularly stunning or unusual about it. A single individual is an anecdote, as far as I’m concerned. Much larger conclusions are not something I’d rely on from this. They do a nice job providing the references for the software tools they were using, such as SIFT and GOrilla.

Anyway, more data is better. It’s nice to have in the collection.

Reference:

Sequencing and analysis of an Irish human genome. Pin Tong, James GD Prendergast, Amanda J Lohan, Susan M Farrington, Simon Cronin, Nial Friel, Dan G Bradley, Orla Hardiman, Alex Evans, James F Wilson and Brendan J Loftus

Genome Biology 2010, 11:R91 doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-9-r91