Nature Education: Genomic Data Resources

I will be doing a larger write up on Scitable and our article posted there in the new year when everyone is back from holidays and vacations (those who are gone on them), but before that period, I did want to point out both to you.

Nature Education has a new web site called Scitable. It’s a site for education articles, discussion and learning for biosciences. There is a broad range of topics. It’s new and in beta, so it does have a few minor kinks to work out, but it is an great site and we are looking forward to seeing it expand. There is a social-network aspect to it (joining groups, etc). Check it out in some of your free time.

Additionally, OpenHelix authors (all three of us here on the blog!) and Donna Karolchik from UCSC have an reviewed article posted/published “Genomic Data Resources: Promises and Challenges.” This is an introduction to some of the many genomic resources available online and some of the challenges they face with the burgeoning amount of genomic data coming. Go check it out.

In a little over a week, I’ll be writing a more in depth review of Scitable and post some more about our article there. In the meantime, check it out.