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…

  • And be sure to link through to the Tim Minchin Storm animation in Note 2 at this post. Wow.  RT @UnstableIsotope: @geernst: Chemistry Conspiracies http://bit.ly/raZ6ps @ScientistMags || What happens when scientists stop acting nice and get angry? [Mary]
  • This cracked me up: RT @yassoma: MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH “@jalammar: Oh Jim Kent..  http://bit.ly/qnJUUd  #EmbarrassinglyMassiveNerdCrush #Bioinformatics” [Mary]
  • From BioTechniques: “Research Versus Family” – in addition to the support programs mentioned, there should also be support/promotion of alternative science careers, like biocuration or outreach specialist, which have been phenomenal for me (OpenHelix, anyone?) [Jennifer]
  • Banana sequences? Yum…. RT @IITAnews: Just uploaded ‘bioinformatics enabling knowledge generation from agricultural omics data’ to SlideShare. http://t.co/qPmuSwv [Mary]
  • Snorf: RT @torstenseemann: “NHGRI Gives $1000 Genome Project $14M” … I suggest they paid $13,999,000 too much! #bioinformatics #humour [Mary]
  • Are you aware of Research!America, a non-profit research advocate group? I don’t know much (yet) but their list of members & supporters is impressive. I found it through the BioTechniques article “Science Funding Fallout” – needs further reading on my part…. [Jennifer]
  • RT @emblebies: What do you think of InterPro? Take our <10-minute (anonymous) online survey – svy.mk/nHa9Md [Mary]
  • Just in via a Center for Design Innovation newsletter, if you are a student & in the Winston-Salem NC area Sept 30 & Oct 1: “Students needed to help build a national Network of Excellence Applications due by August 30″ [Jennifer]