A High Resoution Look at X Chromosome Inactivation
- Carl Zimmer’s piece on NY Times: Seeing X Chromosomes in a New Light
- The original paper in Neuron: Cellular Resolution Maps of X Chromosome Inactivation: Implications for Neural Development, Function, and Disease
In case you missed it like us: Nature’s last week report on
dplyr is here
dplyr, the next iteration of plyr is here. The new package offers a set of tools for fast manipulation of datasets in R. With dplyr you get 20x-1000x speedup, when compared to plyr.
Learn Reproducible research skills
It is really great to see that there are tools to learn to do reproducible research. Look out for the new book by Vincent Buffalo,
Also check out Karl Broman‘s Course. Any guess on where is page is hosted? Of course it is on Github:)
Li Ka Shing Foundation’s Gift to Big Data
Li Ka Shing Foundation gives $3 million grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Oxford in England.
NYGC’s New Toy
With in a week after the unveiling of Illumina HiSeq X Ten Sequencing System, New York Genome Center gets the shiny new beast. With that NYGC becomes the fourth place in the world to get the “$1000 whole genome” system Illumina HiSeq X Ten.
Needless to say, NYGC needs help to deal with the peta bytes of data per month. Check the interesting career options to play with Illumina HiSeq X Ten data.
— Nicolas Robine (@notSoJunkDNA) January 22, 2014
National Geographic’s Phenomena has great stories to read this week
- Ed Yong: Study Of 1.5 Million Cows Shows Daughters Get More Milk Than Sons
- Carl Zimmer: How A Dog Has Lived For Eleven Thousand Years–In Other Dogs
In case you missed it, Virginia Hughes’ take on personal genetics at Phenomeno
Massgenomics looks at what is Illumina doing while not sequencing nations
On the lighter side, you have got to check out the breaking news on Nature GWAS, sorry, Nature Genetics
Hilarious look at A Conference Call in Real Life