TIP OF THE WEEK

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CRISPRdirect for editing tools and off-target information

[caption id="attachment_21146" align="alignright" width="250"] Great RCSB PDB molecule-of-the-month page on CRISPR[/caption] Genome editing strategies are certainly a hot topic of late. We were astonished at the traffic that the animation of the CRISP... MORE

RStudio as an interface for using R

Although typically we focus on databases and algorithms in use in bioinformatics and genomics, there are some other tools that support this work that are crucial as well. The statistical software and computing tools associated with R fall into this ca... MORE

IntOGen, for Integrative OncoGenomics

When I'm looking for upcoming Tips of the Week, frequently one tool or paper will lead me to looking at other related tools in that sphere. Last week's tip on COSMIC got me looking through cancer genomics resources, and one of the others that I came a... MORE

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THE OPENHELIX BLOG

A genomics resources news portal

What's The Answer? (Internet of DNA)

This week's highlighted discussion tackles the "Internet of DNA", a story I picked last week in my SNPpets post, which has bubbled up elsewhere. And Biostar folks look at the more technical implications of "A global network of millions of genomes...." 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... MORE

Video Tip of the Week: CRISPRdirect for editing tools and off-target information

[caption id="attachment_21146" align="alignright" width="250"] Great RCSB PDB molecule-of-the-month page on CRISPR[/caption] Genome editing strategies are certainly a hot topic of late. We were astonished at the traffic that the animation of the CRISPR/Cas-9 process recently drew to the blog. There's a huge amount of potential for novel types of studies and interventions in human disease situations--but I'm already seeing applications in agriculture coming along. There's an edited canola available in Canada already. China has edited wheat for disease resistance. There's a project underway to re... MORE

TIL: There's a chief data scientist for the US. DJ Patil.

I know there's lots of hype and drama over "big data", some of which is over-the-top. But there are real needs and real opportunity in all sorts of data we are generating as well. So we now have a chief data scientist in the US. I found the news on the NIH Data Science blog, where they have more links and include this video where DJ Patil explains more about this role and the reasons. http://youtu.be/3_1reLdh5xw Highlights of the video in case you can't listen right now: ~6min he calls out "bioinformatics" as an area of emphasis ~10min he specifically talks of working with Phil Bourne and NIH a... MORE

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