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…

  • Interesting story, but NOT what our legislation did, unfortunately: GINA does NOT cover life + long term care insurance. RT @gmopundit: RT @Genomengin: Genome power is about to sweep world: Nobel laureate http://t.co/CS41Rby via @theage [Mary]
  • RT @bffo: ICGC Data Coordination Center released version 5 of the ICGC data portal http://dcc.icgc.org/ #cancer #genomics #bioinformatics [Mary]
  • RT @westr: ISCB Honors Michael Ashburner and Olga Troyanskaya with Top Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Awards for 2011 http://bit.ly/ivsA2q [Mary]
  • Nature mentoring awards, this year in France. Nominations are due by June 27th, 2011. [Jennifer]
  • Sounds good–investigating now: RT @EinsteinMed: Einstein offers easy-to-use, open-source GenPlay #genome analyzer to scientific community http://ein.st/mkqCtg [Mary]
  • RT @davidweisss: RT @GenePattern: InSilicoDB, a sophisticated query engine for selecting GEO datasets and analyzing in @GenePattern: http://insilico.ulb.ac.be #bioinformatics [Mary]
  • Articles about how synonymous mutations possibly cause disease by altering miRNA regulation: The Sound of Silence and the original Crohn’s research article (subscription required for both) [Jennifer]
  • ‘nother day, ‘nother genome: RT @GenomeBrowser: Today we released the newest genome assembly of the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis (produced by @broadinstitute): anoCar2. [Mary]
  • KEGG 3D Mapping tool–here’s a sample image: http://bit.ly/iWTI3Q and you can see the recent changes indicated currently on the KEGG Mapper page, including the new Color Pathway features (with more planned). Hat tip to @d_kihara for retweeting @takujida ‘s item that I would have missed otherwise. [Mary]