Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) Workshop

Human Genome Mutation Database (HGMD) is a unique resource providing comprehensive data on human inherited disease mutations, it is widely used in human genetics research, diagnostics, and personal genomics applications. The following topics will be covered in this hands-on workshop:

• Look up mutation information for a gene of interest
• Filter a genes mutation information by an associated disease
• Look up mutation information for a disease of interest
• Browse for mutations by type of mutation (missense, nonsense, indel, etc)
• Perform advanced searches to identify mutations by criteria such as nucleotide and
amino acid sequence context, affected genomic features, and more
• Export mutation tracks for viewing in UCSC’s genome browser

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Large Classroom, Levy Library
Speaker: Alex Caplan, Field Application Scientist, QIAGEN Bioinformatics

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Tail Tuesdays!

Our visit with Alice the therapy dog proved so successful last November that Levy Library is proud to host a new program – Tail Tuesdays. Starting tomorrow (02.10) a certified therapy dog will visit Levy Library the second Tuesday of every month.

First up is Tazzy, a gray standard poodle from Good Dogs. Come meet her and owner Linda Frank on the 10th floor of Levy Library between 12-1pm.