Politics, Information Technology, and Genomics

Making a difference

Deb Peterson's column today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a blurb (scroll to the bottom) about Fran Pieper, a St. Louis Crisis Nursery volunteer. There are a few upcoming opportunities for people in the St. Louis area to help the Crisis Nursery out. On January 29th, KeyStone of St. Louis is hosting an event benefiting the Crisis Nursery at Felix's in Dogtown. It's only $20 for drinks and pizza! A couple days later on... Full Post

Next-Generation Informatics at AGBT

AGBT 2009 will be starting in about two weeks in Marco Island, FL. The 10th annual AGBT meeting looks like it is going to be very impressive. With all of the advances in sequencing and genomics over the last year and the announcement of future platform updates, there should be a lot to take in. I will be speaking at this years meeting so, if you are attending, please consider coming to give a listen.... Full Post

Against Intellectual Monopoly

Two Washington University in St. Louis professors, Michele Boldrin and David Levine, have a new book about the current state of intellectual property entitled Against Intellectual Monopoly. You can purchase the book on Amazon and it is freely available online in PDF format (also here). There is a very positive review of the book (with more in depth analysis promised) available at the Ludwig von Mises Institute website. The authors are not socialists wanting to... Full Post

Now is the time

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Full Post

New look for GenomeWeb

Looks like the GenomeWeb site has rolled out a new look. The Daily Scan, GenomeWeb's blog, has a whole new URL too. A big improvement on the old look, if you ask me. Full Post