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…

  • Two tidbits from @westr: Eric Lander gives first “Annual Marshall Nirenberg Lecture” http://bit.ly/iKprTZ Makes a strong case for Personalized Medicine and RT @westr: E Lander: 1) “Missing heritability” is a croc” and 2) CHALLENGE: identify complete catalog of cell circuitry (no harder than HGP) #pm101 [Mary] (note from Mary–look here this week for lecture: http://videocast.nih.gov/ Was not up last check–I don’t know where this is, I’ll watch/report when I find it) Here now: http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=16668 From the ‘Genetic Code’ to the ‘Genetic Code’
  • I think this is a first… RT @RebeccaSkloot Love: #MorganState just gave Henrietta Lacks an honorary doctoral degree … Congratulations Dr. Henrietta Lacks http://t.co/Zp06aj3 #HeLa [Mary]
  • Free content from Nature – SPONSORED CONTENT: REPRINTS COLLECTION, Integrative Biology. Includes reviews & primary research on data visualization, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. [Jennifer]
  • Databases ASKS YOU questions…heh: RT @EllieAsksWhy: Try UKPubMed #bioinformatics search engine EvidenceFinder (pre-open beta) http://bit.ly/mMWfY6 Is QandA-ish per @BergmanLab [Mary]
  • Full of good ideas? Maybe apply it to someone’s problem & benefit both of you at InnoCentive, an “open innovation” company. [Jennifer] HT: Nature’s Careers forum article: Researching outside of the box.
  • Amy Poelher gives advice to future actors. Plan B is genomics? Hmm. : RT @foxjust: Amy Poehler to would-be actors in class of 11: “I bet you are great, but, um, just work with the human genome instead” http://hvrd.me/kZ7OP1 [Mary]
  • RT @paulblaser: Ten Simple Rules for Providing a Scientific Web Resource – http://goo.gl/4dYyh [Mary]