Your Favorite Bioinformatics Blogs (March 2010)
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11.8 years ago

I think that for a professional is very important to follow blogs focused on his own speciality, it is a good way to learn without too much effort and to stay updated. Which bioinformatics-related blogs do you usually read?

note: there is a similar question posted on stackoverflow.

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ok, I have changed the title to the plural form: "blogs" instead of "blog". So, provide us all your favorite links! :-)

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Why is this tagged off-topic? Can somebody explain this, please.

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11.8 years ago

Blogs:

Moreover, I also find useful to follow the blogs from many bioinformatics services or databases:

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mine of course ! :-) http://plindenbaum.blogspot.com

See also: Bioinformatics blogs on Nature-blogs: http://blogs.nature.com/blogs?tags=bioinformatics

And the life-scientists group on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/the-life-scientists

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Shameless plug for the bioinformatics subreddit (of which I am a moderator).

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Since this was chosen as the top answer, I've added a link to BioStar in the sidebar of the bioinformatics subreddit.

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Thank you that's really nice.

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10.5 years ago

There are so many great blogs out there, I love Openhelix blog, and many others already listed. But reading all blogs takes ages, though I have everything fed into my Google Reader.

That's the reason why last week we started our new community-based project biotricks.net, which is a meta-blog linking out to interesting tips, tricks, and tools for bioinformaticians but also hosts own articles, scripts, code lines, etc.

At the moment it is quite basic, but like BioStar it will become more interesting the more people are using it.

So please support and contribute to this project. Thanks.

http://www.biotricks.net

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I linked it on the bioinformatics subreddit (http://redd.it/i64rn). Hopefully it will get some exposure there. Success with the project!

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Good one. Bookmarked it.

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Great, Jeroen. Thanks for that. Thumbs up for you guys. Thanks for the support.

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Alex ▴ 190

https://www.biostars.org

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eheh :-) this sounds familiar...

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Suk211 ★ 1.1k

A friend of mine is a very active blogger in bioinformatics. This is his blog site

Fisheye Perspective

He has also complied a list of bioinformatics and chemo informatics blogs which are very popular. some of you might be interested in it.

30+ Blogs about Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics Programming

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Abhishek's is one of the bests :-)

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That is a good list

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11.8 years ago

Here is one that I follow, but I'm interested in adding more blogs to my feed:

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Second that. Good one for python

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agreed, brad does interesting stuff.

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11.6 years ago
Zach Stednick ▴ 660

Getting genetics done, covers more than just bioinformatics and is a bit heavy on the GWAS but overall is a well-done blog.

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Darked89 4.2k

Maybe not The Greatest but these few are covering next gen sequencing:

http://www.massgenomics.org/

http://www.fejes.ca/labels/DNA.html

http://omicsomics.blogspot.com/

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For bioinformatics for cancer research, Dan's blog is very up to date and presented extremely well.

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11.2 years ago
Treylathe ▴ 950

Shameless plug for the OpenHelix blog. We talk about databases and resources in genomics/bioinformatics for the end user/experimental biologist, have tips of the week, etc.

In addition to some mentioned above, I like business|bytes|genes|molecules

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Very useful for graduate students (and bioinformatics librarians)

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Jap, it's also my favourite too

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Michael Barton ★ 1.8k

Very large list of bioinformatics blogs from the now defunct Nodalpoint wiki

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11.2 years ago
Bongsoo Park ▴ 70

I like the OpenHelix Blog. :D

http://blog.openhelix.eu/

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Your blog has been voted among the top 15 Bioinformatics blogs in 2010. Congrats!

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Many thanks! Manuel

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11.2 years ago

A lot has been written above, so I'll add something different. One reason to follow a blog is to be a part of the conversation or simply to "listen in." This is why we go to conferences. And so, I think that one should also be on Twitter in order to do the same - listen and add to the conversation. Clearly, Twitter and a blog are different formats and come to you in different ways, but they are both useful tools in getting you connected to other people and their ideas, as well as putting yourself into the conversation.

@larry_parnell varigenome.blogspot.com

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10.8 years ago
Ajene ▴ 80

Well, more than "favourite" blog I can list the ones I like (this is, the ones that passed the filter and I'm still following). Apart from Giovanni's and Pierre's, and other more technical blogs already mentioned, I'm interested in the sequencing technologies, personal genomes and publication ethics. This is then my small list:

http://nsaunders.wordpress.com/ - Bioinformatics and other stuff

http://cameronneylon.net/ - On communicating science

http://www.genomesunzipped.org/ - On personalized Genomics

Can't help to add a shameless plug to our group's blog on Computational OncoGenomics: http://bg.upf.edu/blog/

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thank you Alba!! I saw your blog a while ago but I didn't notice that now you have started blogging on it actively. I will add it to my rss feeder :-)

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10.5 years ago
Luca Cerone ▴ 50

Hi, I found some interesting posts on http://www.biotricks.net/ The blog is quite new, and there are many interesting guides, for beginners and the curious. Definitively will keep following it!

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11.2 years ago
Mary 11k

I just remembered this--there's a good thread on blogs in this arena from the SEQanswers forum:

http://seqanswers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5024

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11.2 years ago

I am quite keen of some of the in-depth blogs about metabolomics, such as this blog by Gilleain around metabolite identification.

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10.8 years ago

My little contribution to the Bioinformatics Field: http://www.bioinformatics.fr

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http://jeffreyliu99.blogspot.com : A good blog for proteomics

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10.5 years ago
Nir London ▴ 220

As WoA Nicely put: the Macromolecular Modeling Blog other related blogs I read (but don't write at): sort of ranked by relevance to structural bioinformatics:

Some update more routinely than others.. What other computational structural biology blogs you know ?

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Jun ▴ 20

http://www.biotricks.net/ is definitely worthwhile to try.

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10.1 years ago
Homologus ▴ 20

We started a blog at http://www.homolog.us to write on transcriptomics and next-gen sequencing. Here is a brief description of our objectives.

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9.6 years ago
cba ▴ 20

This one has just started but contains interesting media files and source code:

http://bio-tools.org/

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10.9 years ago
Sptaylor ▴ 120

I like Getting Genetics Done available here: http://gettinggeneticsdone.blogspot.com/

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10.6 years ago

Every thing and anything related to Bioinformatics ...Jobs in Bioinformatics, Bio Java, Bio Ruby, Sequencing, Free Downloads, Video tutorials

http://amitvikram-bioinformatics.blogspot.com/

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10.6 years ago

Biocoders.net is actually mine, additionnaly to a being a blog i am using it as a strong online collaboration tool, synchronizing my social networks with it, it is :

Facebook Linkedin Twitter Github Sourcefoge

Like all in one web app.

Rad

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8.5 years ago

Here is what I read on a regular basis:

http://core-genomics.blogspot.com - "personal blog written by James Hadfield who runs a Genomics core facility Cambridge" - lots of interesting technical details about next-generation sequencing

http://massgenomics.org - medical genomics blog by Dan Koboldt, a staff scientist at the Genome Institute at Washington University

http://www.genomesunzipped.org - popular blog run by several genomics researchers

http://blog.openhelix.eu - as mentioned in other responses, this covers tutorials and FAQs for common bioinformatics tools

http://gettinggeneticsdone.blogspot.com - as mentioned in other responses, a well-maintained blog written mostly by Stephen Turner (Bioinformatics Core director at University of Virginia)

Also, I am baised, but I also have my own blog:

http://cdwscience.blogspot.com - My Biomedical Informatics Blog

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Thank you for your links. Note that we did another version of this discussion in 2011 (Your favorite bioinformatics blogs (October 2011) ). Maybe we should do another for 2013.

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Ok, thanks - I have copied and modified this post for the 2013 edition:

Your Favorite Bioinformatics Blog(s) (2013 edition)

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This is mine, Bio <> Chem http://cdsouthan.blogspot.se/

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5.1 years ago
dago ★ 2.7k

The Genome Factory

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5.1 years ago

I've never added mine, which is bioinfoblog.it Topics: bioinformatics best practices, planning, genetics, R, dplyr, ontology enrichment, bioinformatics in the pharma industry.

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Tonor ▴ 470

More for viruses: Bioinformatics I/O - Tips && tricks from a cluster of bioinformaticians: http://bioinformatics.cvr.ac.uk/blog/

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Both this, Torsten's and Giovanni's blog have now been added to the planet. Posts should show up by tomorrow.

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dago ★ 2.7k

https://www.r-bloggers.com

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3.4 years ago
CY ▴ 620

My bioinformatics blog: https://www.dna-ghost.com/. Welcome to comment. It covers bioinformatics and cancer genomics.

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5.0 years ago
Chun-Jie Liu ▴ 280

It can't be regarded as blog, but it's hub of bioinformatics software and databases https://omictools.com/.

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4.2 years ago
KVC_bioinfo ▴ 550

My preferences are:

RNA-seq Blog

Genomeweb

BiosmartBrief

NGS

All these blogs are free and I find them very useful.

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