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…

  • Special hot topic item Friday morning: RT @dgmacarthur: Joe Pickrell’s discusses potential artefacts in the Science RNA-editing paper at @genomesunzipped: http://bit.ly/jUVz6t [Mary]
  • Nice–appears to be the new BioMart interface: RT @yokofakun: A rudimentary semantic-web support in #BioMart . Test-server: http://central.biomart.org [Mary]
  • McKinsey says “big data” is…er, big: RT @westr: “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity http://bit.ly/kVEXAZ” -via @ahier #pm101 [Mary]
  • Tox Town: Environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, and play” – a simple-to-click interface that links out to some interesting info & reports from throughout the NLM’s collections. [Jennifer]
  • Fascinating research area, cool new database and data sets: RT @CHOP_CBMi: Our AudGenDB Project is announcing the public beta release of its web app today. Check it out! http://ow.ly/4TgQg #audiology #audpeeps [Mary]
  • Links to an Italian page, but you’ll get it–new iPad app: RT @mobimed: Genome Wowser – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Genome Wowser The Children’s… http://goo.gl/fb/hsDrS [Mary]
  • Bwaaa-haaa-haaa! Best literary reference about telomere studies EVAH! RT @NatureNews: RT @dr_krystal From orphanages to epigentics by @marianlturner “Please, sir, I want some more telomeres” http://bit.ly/jybGfj in @naturenews [Mary] (PS: if it does turn out that this relationship holds, it will be a sad consequence of neglect. I’m just not all there on the strength of the link….)
  • That’s a disorder? Sounded like grad school to me… Meh. {note–contains cuss word} RT @bengoldacre: An excellent and admirable image on normal. http://bit.ly/kBYS2s [Mary]
  • Found it on Nature.com Blogs: Biocomicals, “Where science meets with fun” [Jennifer]
  • Brent is right, this is interesting: RT @brent_p: very interesting! http://bit.ly/ktrQPh Sequence-specific error profile of Illumina sequencers [Mary]
  • Free disease cards that compile info from OMIM & more: Clinical Utility Gene Cards, “Bringing together information regarding a specific disease and providing clinicians with guidance on genetic testing for hereditary conditions in real settings of clinical genetic services.” from the European Journal of Human Genetics and Nature.com. [Jennifer]
  • RT @ncbi: New! BioProject DB: a collection of genomics, functional genomics & genetics studies and links to their datasets http://1.usa.gov/lYGKmW [Mary]