NextGenSeek Stories To Read This Week (1/24/2014): X inactivation, dplyr, reproducible research skills, and NYGC’s New Toy

A High Resoution Look at  X Chromosome Inactivation

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:)

Also check out John Hopkins’Data Science Specialization on Coursera offered by Brian Caffo, Roger Peng, and Jeff Leek.

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.

National Geographic’s Phenomena has great stories to read this week

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

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