Welcome 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…
- Wherein George Church says that the “Plastics” of The Graduate fame would be “Genome” today… RT @ayannamonte: Geneticist George Church on the Personal Genomics Revolution | ideastations.org http://bit.ly/gCgEFy [Mary] and PS: who knew he failed biochemistry at one point??? And he gives life/career advice to everyone (not only scientists): understand statistics.
- xkcd on what scientists think is Beauty. I totally get this. I have totally done this. [Mary]
- Interesting commentary & story from BMC Biology: Not just another genome. [Jennifer]
- Heh–we can test your genome and see: RT @sophiaharms: My family doesn’t think we should go hear Craig Venter (human genome scientist) speak at my sister’s commencement. #imustbeadopted [Mary]
- From BMC Infectious Diseases: The GLEaMviz computational tool, a publicly available software to explore realistic epidemic spreading scenarios at the global scale [Jennifer]
- And another epidemiology software report, this time from BMC Central: WINPEPI updated: computer programs for epidemiologists, and their teaching potential [Jennifer]
- More personal genomics giggles: RT @interlock: Got the results back from sequencing my genome. Most exciting fact, I am more likely to be addicted to heroin that regular folks! [Mary]
- All the buzz on twitter this morning is a new paper in PLoS Computational Biology on the historical framework for our field: The Roots of Bioinformatics in Theoretical Biology by Paulien Hogeweg. [Mary]
- RT @widdowquinn: So few? -> RT @paulblaser: Study Reveals 1 Million Human Genome Sequence Errors Across Two NGS Platforms – Bio-IT World http://bit.ly/fRq33A [Mary]
- RT @23andMe: Blog Post- 23andMe Discovers 24th Chromosome, Changes Name to 24andMe: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — April 1, 2011 — Somet… http://bit.ly/eSmZSG
- Or the arsenic-based sea monkeys.
- Google translate for animals: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals/ (hat tip @ScienceNOW: April Fools’ Roundup http://bit.ly/f7UnpH )
- Not actually a joke, from Pfam: No, seriously, we’ve made a release.