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PathWhiz for Pathways, Part II

This week's tip is a follow-up to the PathWhiz one featured last week. After I had finished writing that one, the second video in the series became available. It has a lot more detail on how to work with the tool. I'm not going to go into the introduc... MORE

PathWhiz for graphical appeal and computational readability

"Pathway diagrams are the road maps of biology." This is how the folks from PathWhiz begin their recent paper. I came across it in the Nucleic Acids Research web server issue which was recently announced. The NAR database issue in January and the mid-... MORE

Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser

This week's tip is quite multi-media. There's a video, as required. But there's a traditional published paper format, too. And there's also the free training slides and exercises from us, sponsored by the folks who create the UCSC Genome Browser. So i... MORE



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Friday SNPpets

This week's highlight is definitely the fun interview with the "nerd famous" Hadley Wickham, "the Man Who Revolutionized R". Cracked me up, but was also really informative. New JABBA awards for terrible tool names. DNA from herbarium specimens. An issue at dbSNP with ExAC allele frequencies. Following installation guidelines can be good. Oh--my favorite food has a new database: Legume Federation. And a few other interesting things that flew by this week. 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,... MORE

What's the Answer? (NGS tools you are using the most)

There are a lot of tools in the bioinformatics ecosystem. Some of them you won't ever need because of your particular research focus.  For some of them you may want to know about similar alternatives. But my favorite types of discussions with practitioners of various sorts is what are they actually using. This week's highlighted question asks that of folks working with NGS data. Those working with NGS data - what is your list of most used tools?submitted 12 hours ago by lc929 Command line, Galaxy browser? Sam tools? Thanks. It's really great to know what's actually in use and working for people... MORE

Friday SNPpets

A pretty unusual week. Cutting-edge science and as well as access to medical literature that's hundreds of years old. Predictions about the future. New ways to use one of my favorite visualization tools (UpSet) and influential visualizations from the past. Veterans genomes and minion genomes. 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/HeathrTurnr/status/621598345203687424 https://twitter.com/en... MORE