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Monday, November 30, 2009

Link Roundup - November 30th, 2009

Here are my picks from the last two weeks, while I've been busy with other things. I've skimmed all of the articles below, and will probably have to return to read a few more closely, but each of them seemed interesting.

I've filtered out more than usual, simply because of the sheer number of links that collected in my in-box. (194 tweets, to be exact.) However, that also gave me an interesting opportunity to gather some statistics. For each link, I've given the twitter name of the person from whom I first saw the content. Since most of the tweets pop up in my box 2-3 times from different people, the list below is pretty much the list of people generating original content, or who are fastest at getting the content into twitter. Thus, it's kinda neat to see who's shaping the twitter conversations I follow.

Personal Genomics:
  • Reply to why Personal Genomics are worthwhile - Link (via @dgmacarthur)
  • DNA testing is changing fatherhood - Link (via @genomicslawyer)
  • Why paternity testing should be mandatory - Link (via @dgmacarthur)
  • Another DTC scam? Athleticode - Link (via @dgmacarthur)
Bioinformatics & Sequencing:
  • Benchmarking the cloud for genomics - Link (via @dgmacarthur)
  • The cost/benefit figures calculated for cloud genomics - Link (via @lukejostins)
  • Hacking Admixed 23andMe Ancestry Paintings - Link (via @dgmacarthur)
  • Amazon's usage plans for web service research grant - Link (via @BioInfo)
  • Great chart comparing 2nd gen sequencing platforms - Link (via @CLCbio)
  • Data processing for GWAS data (abstract) - Link (via (@KatherineMejia)
  • 2nd Gen sequence analysis tools in BioLinux? - Link (via @BioInfo)
  • 2nd Gen command line tools - Link (via @BioInfo)
  • Luke Jostins comments on bad (possibly wrong) media coverage of GWAS - Link (via @lukejostins)
  • Bioinformatics are too good to be true? - Link (via @Katherine Mejia)
  • Sign up for new de novo assembler coming soon from CLC Bio- Link (via @CLCBio - kinda spamish?)
Computers & Math:
  • Chrome OS starts to appear for testing - Link (via @BioInfo)
  • Give everyone the chance to use science derived data - Link (via @BioInfo)
  • How heavy is the internet - Link (via @lukejostins)
  • Arthur Benjamin on teaching the right math - Link (via @apfejes)
Odds & Ends:
  • Growing meat without animals - Link (via @KatherineMejia)
  • Seeding science in the developing world - Link (via @ritajlg)



Blogger Luke said...

Ooh nice new features. Time for me to start following @KatherineMejia, I think. Have you looked into automating the process yet?

Out of interest, why did does my post on the Economist GWAS article not have a twitter source?

November 30, 2009 1:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger Anthony Fejes said...

I have looked into automating - I downloaded the source code for my twitter client, but haven't been able to get it to fully compile, yet. And, of course, I ran out of time last week.

As for why your post on the GWAS article has no twitter source, it was just because I got it from you, and your name was already in the title. For consistency sake, I should probably just add the source as well. Sheer sloppiness on my part. Thanks for catching that.

November 30, 2009 1:58:00 PM PST  

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