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FlyBase TV, and a letter of support for model organism communities

This week's video tip was prompted by a couple of things. First, it was a tweet from FlyBase, about their video channel. It's been a while since we'd done a FlyBase Tip of the Week, so that was enough of a reason. https://twitter.com/FlyBaseDotOrg/sta... MORE

Genonets, exploring genotype-phenotype relationships

Lately I've been keeping an eye on a lot of the tools that link individuals with sequence data, their phenotypes, and researchers/physicians who may either study or treat the associated medical issues (see MyGene2 most recently) . But there's a lot of... MORE

UCSC Genome Browser Exon-only Mode

The team at UCSC Genome Browser continues to update their resources and offer new ways to find and visualize features of interest to researchers. One of the newer features is the "multi-region" option.  When it was first launched, I did a tip on how t... MORE



A genomics resources news portal

Friday SNPpets

This week's SNPpets include 2 weeks of tidbits. I was at the AAAS meeting last week. It's not the best meeting for software--but I find myself currently seeking the thoughts of wise people in science communication and science policy on the state of play in the US. I went to so many CRISPR talks, Fake News talks, and media interface talks that I was really CRISPRed out. FYI: you can get a really reduced registration if you will volunteer to do poster judging for a morning. And it's great to support the students that way. So I did that. A nice experience too. And the rally in Copley was terrific.... MORE

Friday SNPpets

This week's SNPpets include the highly topical human migration issues--those that weren't prohibited by the White House, at least. Speaking of charged issues--the NAS releases the CRISPR-human editing report next week. Also this week--human food crop resources and papers. Quinoa! But one that's truly key for science is the coffee genome, of course. I'll bet a disproportionate amount of science world-wide relies on caffeinated grad students. Also: sequencing Filbert. Not the nut. I love crowd-funded genome projects. And I added a nice graphic of clinical mutations that could be useful in public ... MORE

Fired up! Blogging resumes soon.

Mayor Joe Curtatone, Mary Mangan, Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Russell Koty, Christine Andrews. If you were a regular reader of the blog, you may have noticed the post last summer about my blogging sabbatical. I had volunteered to be the "solar coach" for my community, helping my neighbors to learn more about the possibility of having solar power on their homes. It was a fantastic experience. I did a lot of the same kinds of outreach things that I have been doing in genomics for years: videos, talks, booths, and other educational materials. I knew it would last past the summer, but I wasn't sure how... MORE