Friday SNPpets

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…

  • If you are in the Boston area: RT @larry_parnell: RT @NatNetBoston Day one schedule for the upcoming #Cambridge, Mass. #sciencefestival, and more http://bit.ly/hRcNN5 [Mary]
  • miRBase 17 was released April 26th – check out all the new features! (I’m updating our miRBase tutorial now) [Jennifer]
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Nice. MT @akhomenko: “Genetics, whether the high priests like it or not, is going to be crowd-sourced” http://on.wsj.com/f6Huta [Mary]
  • Well, technically it is genomics. Of a sort… RT @mjrobbins: Indeed RT @noodlemaz: *Titter* RT @krishgm: hilarious and terrifying. sex education from the guardian http://bit.ly/gAxfoI [Mary]
  • interesting: RT @kshameer: Pfam annotation is now beginning to be co-ordinated via Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/eSM9uT #Bioinformatics [Jennifer]
  • There’s a new iPhone app for EcoCyc (via mailing list):  “An iPhone application is now available for EcoCyc, and may be downloaded through the iTunes store.  EcoCyc-Mobile provides a streamlined mobile interaction for EcoCyc, a bioinformatics database that describes the genome and the biochemical machinery of Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655.  Use EcoCyc-Mobile in the laboratory, in the classroom, at a conference, or in the library.” [Mary]
  • RT: @phylogenomics: Next-Generation Sequencing & Genomic Medicine – 8/1-3 in SF http://ff.im/-Ch0LM [Trey]
  • RT @kshameer: GTEx (Genotype-Tissue Expression) eQTL Browser: http://1.usa.gov/fG8LTs #genomics #bioinformatics [Mary…I feel a tip-of-the-week coming on…]
  • From the lab of Peer Bork and a Carl Zimmer article: Bacterial Ecosystems Divide People Into 3 Groups [Jennifer]
  • Biggest chuckle of the week: Meatomics! RT @SCEdmunds: Trying to learn about the genomics of meat production in this talk, but can’t stop thinking about a juicy steak. Mmm, #Meatomics! #BITWDD [Mary]