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In an unusual twist, NCBI asked me to do a video for them. They do a lot of great videos these days, and have a lot of outreach going on. But they wanted me to show how I use the Gene pages to get the most out of them, in my own way. 

So we've done a video that illustrates how to add features to the Gene pages so you can see the variation data and expression data for your genes of interest quickly with their sequence viewer. Check it out. 
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If I lived in CA, I'd break my boycott just to get into that lawsuit. 
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I read about this project in the NYT over the weekend. It's a super-simple low-tech idea to get kids vaccinated on time. I kicked in some cash for their fundraiser. I think evidence-based assessment of this is a very worthy project. 
A simple, cheap silicon bracelet could help mothers in developing countries get their babies vaccinated on schedule.
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Very nice charity mam... God bless you.
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I was crazy busy this week with deadlines and prior commitments, but finally getting back to G+. I wanted to bring over this week's tip-of-the-week because it's a really neat new way to look at genes and variations that I think people might be interested in trying out. 

The iobio framework will let people develop slick and speedy tools as "apps", so you may see more of them appear over time as people engage with this. 
Twitter erupted recently with some chatter about a new tool that people seemed to really like. The iobio team from the Marth lab had launched a new gene "app"
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Hmm. I thought team organic had all the answers. Well, maybe burnt spider-mite is part of the charm. 
The problem goes back to, you know, a small technicality: Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
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What the fuck are you talking about +James Salsman  ? Can you try to stay on topic? This has nothing to do with your pet paranoia. Take it somewhere else. 

And no--you may not tone troll me on my posts. Buh-bye. 

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+Kevin Folta is doing another Reddit AMA. 

*Saturday! Science AMA w/ ME! ask your questions!  Biotech-Gate: Scientist Harassment, Funding & Transparency 1p EST
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/ .*

Here's his tweet if you want to spread the word. 
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I came across this really nice tool for visualization and analysis at a recent conference workshop. Weave lets you quickly set up different tiles of visualizations of the same data, and they are all connected to each other, so highlighting one shows the same item in other panels. It's really nifty. I think it should be popular with genomics folks. 
At the recent Discovery On Target conference, a workshop on data and analytics for drug discovery contained several informative talks. This week's Video Tip of
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Haha, so we can effectively sue any company claiming "GMO free" now? That's rich.
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Heh. This is not a source I expected to hear about #AshleyMadison  from. He's a researcher who has been immersed in a lot of issues of genomic data privacy. But he has broader interests in digital privacy in general.

So the tips he offers are useful to the AM hack, but might be useful to anyone hacked at any of the other places you have private data. Or to think about before sharing data in the future about your health, for instance.
[this blog post was written by Assaf Godron and Dr. Yaniv Erlich (@erlichya)]
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ZOMG--this made my sides hurt. 
"Nobody should be buying pre-made asparagus water when you make it yourself every time you eat asparagus."
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Hilarious!! 
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I hate to see people trash-talk the FDA. I think they do heroic work, and this is a great example. 
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws making drugs safer.
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Theres a problem with all that ladies..

With western currency, its far more effective to send your house elves off to the shops with a credit card and your shopping lists..

No man dares to defy shopping lists written by his darling..
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Wow is right. 

Via +Iddo Friedberg  on twitter.
“Wow! The (Simplified...) Cartoon Guide to Vertebrate Evolution http://t.co/mNVnP2vUKu #phylogeny (C) @albertonykus”
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Independent scientist. Spectacularly combustible.
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I've been fascinated with biology since spending summers at the beach engrossed by the tide pools. This led to degrees in Microbiology, Plant Cell Biology, and eventually a PhD in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Moving to computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics as those fields emerged, I find databases are the new tide pools for me. And new waves keep washing interesting things in.... For some publications, you can see my Google Scholar profile
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I defend science from crankery whenever I can. Science blogging at blog.openhelix.com and personalgenomics.us, as well as participating at many other blogs. Oh: and I'm probably more Neandertal than you are.
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Microbiology and Immunology, 1983 - 1988
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Biology, 1988 - 1990
  • University of Rochester
    Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, 1990 - 1996
  • The Jackson Laboratory
    Bioinformatics, 1996 - 1998
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