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 we’ll monitor this so we can update our tutorial on WormBase when the new interface is out of beta and stable. RT @wormbase: Public beta period of the new WormBase website now open! and #softlaunch #celegans [Mary]
  • RT @GenePattern: Announcing GParc: the GenePattern Archive. Share your modules and grow the GP community. #bioinformatics #genomics [Mary]
  • A predicted 9.3 billion people alive by 2050 – that’s hard for me to wrap my brain around. Special issue of Science (29 July 2011) deals with Population and Development, a lot of the content is open. [Jennifer]
  • RT @bffo: New COSMIC update includes update of Cancer Census Gene  #bioinformatics #cancer #genomics [Mary]
  • Medicinal plant genomes–very cool. PhytoMetaSyn: RT @mikesgene: Canadian scientists open gene database to public to help create new opportunities for biotechnology industry  #genome [Mary]
  • Man, I wanna play! Cool classroom resource for K-undergrad, per this Science article – “Beckman Institute’s Bugscope,, a free educational technology outreach project, which enables kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) and undergraduate students and teachers to remotely access and control the microscope in real time from their classroom computers.” [Jennifer]
  • Yay BioStar! RT @bioinformer: OpenSource bioinformatics tools are often so poorly documented, but @BioStarQuestion once again pulls through with what I needed. [Mary]
  • I just saw this press release” EDU-SCIENCE PREMIERS SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
    ” – but will they be available for Christmas? [Jennifer]
  • RT @eurogene: viewer looks interesting, now i need my genome MT @pathogenomenick: Tablet  – lots of plans for this excellent viewer [Mary]
  • This is a nice little tool–custom genome diagrams: RT @NCBI: Upload your genome annotations, see them displayed on an ideogram and download an svg or eps file. #genomics [Mary]