The Future of Genomic Medicine #FOGM14 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 21, 2014)

The image above is from one of the earliest studies on the genetics of clefting done here at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Those were the days, weren't they? You had to track signs and symptoms across generations, for decades, trying to deduce large scale patterns. Now we spit in a tube and … Continue reading The Future of Genomic Medicine #FOGM14 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 21, 2014)

Want to Learn or Teach a Bioinformatics or Genomics Resource? Use OpenHelix

What’s new in 2014?  The Taubman Health Sciences Library now has a subscription to OpenHelix, an excellent web-based resource that provides over 100 tutorial suites on the most powerful and popular bioinformatics and genomics databases and tools.  Each suite contains a video tutorial, downloadable slides and handouts, and exercises to help you learn how to … Continue reading Want to Learn or Teach a Bioinformatics or Genomics Resource? Use OpenHelix

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Beyond the Microbiome (Week of July 29, 2013)

I've been blogging elsewhere about microbiome research, and collecting a ridiculous number of links and articles about it. I've been lucky enough to have long conversations with some of our faculty who are publishing in this area. This week one of the faculty asked me to proofread a chapter they are writing about the microbiome, … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Beyond the Microbiome (Week of July 29, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

This week was the end of regular classes for the winter semester. As exams loom, you may consider stopping by the library for last minute references or a quiet study space, and just be glad that it is no longer the 19th century. RT @kd_clarke: Who knew #UMich students got so dressed up to study … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

OpenHelix Trial through May 15, 2013!

The University of Michigan currently has a full access 30-day trial to the OpenHelix tutorial suites, providing over 100 tutorials on powerful and popular bioinformatics and genomics databases and tools.  Each suite includes an online tutorial that teaches the basics of how to use a particular resource, in addition to other training materials. OpenHelix has … Continue reading OpenHelix Trial through May 15, 2013!