From earlier this week, David Dooling advertises a class offered by Genome Canada, an Applied Computational Genomics Course. It teaches the basics of UNIX, Perl, and several bioinformatics and sequence annotation tools, he writes at his blog, PolITiGenomics. The course is offered at the University of Calgary from July 14-20. "Canada should be nice that time of year. One course and you're riding the wave of personal genomics," he writes.

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