Leveraging the immune system to fight cancer – Biotech’s future

submitted by: nsf

Inventors are using small-scale biology and engineering to find ways to use the body’s natural defenses to effectively treat cancer. NSF-funded small business GigaGen uses microfluidics, bioinformatics and genome sequencing to look for antibodies that may be good candidates for new therapies. GigaGen’s David Johnson explained how at the 2014 BIO International Convention.

Tip of the Week: Galaxy Tool Shed

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's tip of the week is on the Galaxy Toolshed, to find more read the blog post and tip at: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=12988

Tip of the Week: ChromoHub

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's tip of the week is on Chromohub, an annotated phylogeny of chromatin mediated signaling genes. For more information, check out our blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=12671

Tip of the Week: Visualizing Galaxy

submitted by: OpenHelix

A tip of the week introducing visualizing genomic data using Galaxy's visualization tool. For more information, check out the blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=12439

Tip of the Week: eggNOG, orthologous genes

submitted by: OpenHelix

A 5 minute tip on eggNOG, database of orthologous genes. Check out our blog post for more information: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=10634

Tip of the Week: MapMi, mapping miRNA sequences

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's tip is on MapMi, a tool to map miRNA sequences to genomic sequences. See http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=10282 for more information

Demo: Variation for the ZAP70 gene with Ensembl

submitted by: gspudich

We use the Ensembl genome browser at www.ensembl.org to view small scale sequence variants such as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphims) along with larger structural variations like CNVs (copy number variation) for the human ZAP70 gene.

Tip of the Week: UCSC Genome Browser Track Hubs

submitted by: OpenHelix

This tip introduces a new feature at UCSC, Track Hubs. You can read more about it on the blog: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9907

Tip of the Week: Getting flanking sequence of genomic locations

submitted by: OpenHelix

This week's tip is on using Galaxy to get flanking sequence. See http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=9808 for more information.

Tip of the Week: converting genome coordinates

submitted by: OpenHelix

Tip of the week, converting genome coordinates between assemblies and genomes using Galaxy. Check out the blog post for more tools and information about this: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=8628