Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And he's back with a site redesign!

You may have been wondering: Where have I been?

Choose from the following:

Getting married.
Driving my wife's family from Japan around the Bay Area.
On my honeymoon.
Finishing up a huge paper.
Sick with meningitis.
Adopting a cat.

Answer:
If you checked any of the above boxes, you're correct! Congratulations.

Yes, it's been a very busy time in my life, but I am finally back and promise to update more often than ever before.

Also, I hope readers like the site redesign. This is a new offering from Blogger. A dynamic theme that allows you to choose how you'll view it from the dropdown menu on the left. I'm a big fan of the "Magazine" look, so that's what I've set to default.

Also, here's a cool site: [http://opensnp.org/] Basically, they let you sign up and will host your DTC SNP chip data with them free (with all the consequences* that comes with).

Finally, this offer from 23andMe is interesting. $999 for an 80x human exome. That's raw data only, folks. No analysis. I've got a long post about this whole thing in mind that I'll put up in the coming days. Still, it's a great opening salvo in the DTC/PGM era. Exome-seq DTC is truly here. Finally.

*Consequences unspecified. You should be protected by GINA regardless and, honestly, if someone wanted to know your genotypes so bad they could just pick up that coffee cup you threw away last week and do it themselves. But whatever, you still better ask dad before you post half of his DNA on the web.