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MorphoGraphX, morphogenesis in 4D

This week's Video Tip of the Week covers a different aspect of bioinformatics than some of our other tips. But having been trained as a cell biologist, I do consider imaging software as an important part of the crucial software ecosystem. Also, since ... MORE

handy way to make citations quickly

This is not a typical tip--where we explore the features and details of bioinformatics tools. But it's one of those handy little features that may make your life easier. It's made mine better lately. I had been using the ScienceSeeker citation generat... MORE

ZBrowse for GWAS viewing and exploration

Maybe you've heard of the others. ABrowse. BBrowse. CBrowse. GBrowse has been widely adopted. JBrowse is picking up steam. Into the orderly arrangement we now throw ZBrowse: a new way to look at genome-wide association study data. Sharing and chatter... MORE

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Friday SNPpets

This week's SNPpets include data protection issues in the EU, reminiscing on the past and musing on the future of bioinformatics, RNAseq tools including Salmon and SeqMonk, updates to the human nomenclature BioMart service, BioGPS changes (this one is a very significant change in content, btw), data on pathways in cancer, and more. 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... https://twitter.com/NatureNews/status/614479786149285... MORE

What's The Answer? (effective altruists in bioinformatics)

As this week's lighter holiday fare continues, here's an interesting and unusual question about career directions related to bioinformatics. I'd love to see how this comes out 10 years from now. Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can... MORE

UCSC replaces UCSC Genes with GENCODE as default gene set

This is a big deal. And now I have to change my training materials. But I think it's worthwhile. The GENCODE set is very extensive and the range of annotated types captures important details. This email came from the UCSC Genome Browser announcement mailing list. Pasting in full for those who aren't on this list, or link to the list item here: GENCODE Genes Now the Default Gene Set on the Human (GRCh38/hg38) Assembly In a move towards standardizing on a common gene set within the bioinformatics community, UCSC has made the decision to adopt the GENCODE set of gene models as our default gene se... MORE

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