This week I left the “call to action” tweet at the top–you can vote for GenBank every day in August. And I know it’s September now, but I wanted to go and check–and they made it to the final four! So go vote for GenBank some more. Same link works fine. Other things this week: NYTimes shows more stories of people whose recreational genomics endeavors reveal family secrets. One of them is what’s in the reference genome? I don’t think the answer came up completely clearly, but it reminds me I want to look into that again. The breakthrough cancer diagnostics kit is approved. The girlfriend meme. And one more example of how far ahead agriculture is on genomics.
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…
— Steven Salzberg (@StevenSalzberg1) August 1, 2017
With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten https://t.co/JhKigFdmra There are stories coming out all the time.
— mem_somerville (@mem_somerville) August 28, 2017
— Michael Schatz (@mike_schatz) August 28, 2017
This seems to be the answer:
Green at al Science 2010 (Neanderthal paper) shows it's about half African about half European
— Jay Shendure (@JShendure) August 29, 2017
— Nature Biotechnology (@NatureBiotech) August 29, 2017
But now that I'm here… pic.twitter.com/ksrYC4vvvZ
— Mick Watson (@BioMickWatson) August 28, 2017
— Alison Van Eenennaam (@BioBeef) August 30, 2017