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Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing and Genetic Counselling

At OpenHelix, we remember the days when people didn't even barely have documentation with their software when they put it out (yah, I know, it still varies). But outreach really is getting better. There are journals now that are also enforcing more re... MORE

On The Turing Completeness of PowerPoint

This week's video tip is...well...atypical. It's not about a software tool, per se. Or, is it...? ... MORE

Neandertal Inheritance and Consequences

Ok, it's been a while since this was a regular feature. But I am still finding that I want to show some videos of science topics and software tools sometimes. So it may not be a regular feature, but I will be highlighting some videos that seem interes... MORE

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Friday SNPpets

This week I'm taking a different tack. There was something bothering me about misuse of genomics, and I'm going to rant on that. Recently a friend pointed me to something that I hadn't seen before: cranks are misusing 23andMe-type of data to "diagnose" kids as being likely to suffer "vaccine injury". As you might recognize from the dog-whistle, this means that anti-vaccine cranks are taking their message to a new front: personalized genomics. They are misusing data to convince parents that vaccinating their kids is dangerous. This is a very, very disturbing direction as vaccine fears already ha... MORE

Friday SNPpets

This Friday includes a range of topics, as usual. Interesting assessments of the state of autism genomic architecture--and read the piece on the "ghettoization" of genetic disease after that (Laura Hercher's tweet). Horizontal gene transfer in cheese bacteria. Traits in crops. CRISPR for insects. Deep time in human DNA, and evolutionary history of tumors. There are so many great things around right now.... Off we go! 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. Her... MORE

Friday SNPpets

This week includes a range of topics. Human whole genome sequencing, pathogens, a plant kinome, a plant-named tools that's not about plants (per se), cooler cattle, and #scishirt Friday. Next week will be a vacation week for us. See you later in July. 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/EricTopol/status/879446788704358400 https://twitter.com/CDC_AMD/status/879668130666078208 https://twitter.com/Natur... MORE

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