Category archives for Bioinformatics
In which we identify unknown human proteins.
In which we search for Elvis, using blastp, and find out how old we would have to be to see Elvis in a Las Vegas club.
A friend of mine; serial entrepreneur, and former president of Genetic Systems; Joe Ashley, told me once that starting a business is an unnatural act. Now that I’ve done it, I agree. Even with my multiple back-up plans, possible grants, and part-time activities, my stomach still hurts and my mind is racing. My new company…
Have you ever wondered how to find things in the NCBI databases? Maybe you tried to find something but didn’t know how it was spelled. Or maybe you tried to use a common name like “pig” or “deer” to find information in a database, not knowing that all the organism names are in Latin. Or…
I suppose I should have expected this. I thought it might be fun to see what the databases had to say about turkeys. Technorati Tags: Thanksgiving,, turkey,, mash-up
Ebola virus has impressed me as creepy ever since I read “
I’m sure everyone else thinks the big news today is the announcement by the Washington State Health department requiring hospitals to report MRSA cases to the state. I think the cool news is their on-line database. We’ll get to that a bit later.
Want to learn more about Parkinson’s disease? See why a single nucleotide mutation messes up the function of a protein? I have a short activity that uses Cn3D (a molecular viewing program from the NCBI) to look at a protein that seems to be involved in a rare form of Parkinson’s disease and I could…