High throughput sequencing for neuroscience

I've been thinking about how we do "bioinformatics" in experimental biology, and I had the opportunity to talk about it recently. The following is the transcript of a keynote address I gave at Janelia's meeting on High Throughput Sequencing for Neuroscience last weekend. INTRODUCTION It's a privilege to be speaking to you tonight to open … Continue reading High throughput sequencing for neuroscience

Select Agents should be defined by DNA sequence

The National Academy of Sciences has just released the report Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents: A Brighter Line. A committee of 13 of us, chaired by Jim LeDuc (Director, Galveston National Laboratory, University of Texas Medical Branch) and cat-herded by India Hook-Barnard (NAS), has been working on this report for the past year or so. … Continue reading Select Agents should be defined by DNA sequence

The next five years of computational genomics at NHGRI

The NIH National Human Genome Research Institute is going through a process of making plans for the next five years of research in genomics, including computational genomics. In the past couple of months I've been at two planning meetings - the Cloud Computing workshop (31 March - 1 April) and most recently the NHGRI Informatics … Continue reading The next five years of computational genomics at NHGRI