I doubt anyone’s noticed, but I recently rearranged my “Blogs I Read” menu to give appropriate prominence to three fellow genomics bloggers: Anthony Fejes, Dan Koboldt and David Dooling. If you’re interested in the cutting edge of modern genomics you should definitely be reading these guys; all three are researchers working on hard problems in major genomics facilities while walking the blogging tightrope.
This week Dan advocated genetic testing of all cancers, Anthony had two thought-provoking posts on personalised medicine (here and here), and David ran a critical eye over pharma giant Merck’s alleged foray into public domain data release.
I actually had the good fortune to meet all three bloggers at the recent AGBT meeting (and Dan has the photo to prove it). If you’re interested in finding out more about the scientists behind the posts, you can check out Anthony’s software, Dan’s research on sequence alignment algorithms, and David’s excellent talk on genome informatics (along with a desription of the heroic lengths he went to in order to create the movie!)