Shirley Wu at I Was Lost But Now I Live Here blogs about a talk by Stanford's Joel Dudley on how to be an effective bioinformatics programmer. The blog post covers 12 tips, including: learn UNIX; learn one text editor very well; rely on established frameworks where possible; and be descriptive in naming your variables so that others can understand what's going on in the code. Shirley also includes a link to slides from the talk.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.