Politics, Information Technology, and Genomics

Striking at the root

If you are at all interested in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, the presentation below by Lawrence Lessig is well worth the 18 minutes. Full Post

Brain Cloud

Monya Baker recently published a Technology Feature in Nature Methods that discusses the use of cloud computing in genomics. I, along with several other people in the genome informatics community, were interviewed for the article. Until I saw the picture of Vivien Bonazzi in the article, I did not know she played guitar. I guess next time I am in DC I'll have to challenge her to a guitar duel. (Note: the video above is... Full Post

Blame the predecessor

Political commentators play the blame game. Don't worry, it's really no one's fault. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Blame www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party Full Post

Transcription and Translation

Here a cool video from DNA: The Secret of Life detailing (in real time, just like the PacBio RS!) the central dogma of molecular biology. Full Post

The cost of doing sequencing

Whenever you get asked about a recent genome publication or the latest sequencing technology, the conversation invariably turns to cost. It turns out, cost is a tricky thing. When people talk of the "cost" of the Human Genome Project, they typically quote the cost for the entire project. A cost that includes sequencing instruments (several revisions), personnel, overhead, consumables, informatics, and IT. They contrast this rather large cost to the much lower cost of the... Full Post