Balaji S. Srinivasan
CEO and Board Partner (@a16z).
8 recommendations

Recommendations by Balaji S. Srinivasan

Exploring Personal Genomics
book
by Joel T. Dudley, Konrad J. Karczewski

Balaji S. Srinivasan's Review:

1/ For CS people who want to play with genomics on the weekend, a quick intro. First do @ctitusbrown's course here: http://ged.msu.edu/angus/tutorials-2013 …

2/ Then browse http://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov  (to get a sense of data) and @dgmacarthur's http://www.genomesunzipped.org/  (to get sense of vocabulary).

3/ Then, get @jdudley and @konradjk's great book on Personal Genomics, which surveys many tools: http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Personal-Genomics-Joel-Dudley-ebook/dp/B00C7S753I …

4/ As a hello world: get your raw DNA data from 23andMe (https://www.23andme.com/store/cart/ ) and analyze it.

5/ It will take ~6 weeks to arrive, so with an account you can get sample files in meantime. See bottom of this post: http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2013/12/23andme-releases-sample-of-their-new-

6/ @23andMe's user-friendly UI banned in US. But run your own software on your own genomic data to get your own little Dallas Buyers Club.

7/ (Specifically, "medical" 23andMe interpretations forced off US site by FDA. Which is why 23 is going abroad: http://www.vox.com/2014/5/12/5709766/the-fda-wont-let-23andme-test-your-genes-so-it-may-go-to-europe …)

8/ Please remember: working w/ raw genomic data still technical. For ex: http://samtools.github.io/hts-specs/SAMv1.pdf … pysam makes easier: http://pysam.readthedocs.org/en/latest 

9/ And @solvebio is easier still: 1. Signup: https://www.solvebio.com/signup  2. Start: https://www.solvebio.com/docs/get-started … 3. Data:

10/ Finally, if you have issues, https://www.biostars.org  and http://seqanswers.com  are helpful. That should get you started!

Ref: https://twitter.com/balajis/status/466358851940671488

Pursuit of a Legacy
book
by Chris Schroeder

The Internet of Elsewhere
book
by Cyrus Farivar

Balaji S. Srinivasan's Review:

Great book by @cfarivar: The Internet of Elsewhere, with profiles on net in Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0813549620 …

Ref: https://twitter.com/balajis/status/427069829887967232

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
book
by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader

Exploring Personal Genomics
book
by Joel T. Dudley, Konrad J. Karczewski

Balaji S. Srinivasan's Review:

1/ For CS people who want to play with genomics on the weekend, a quick intro. First do @ctitusbrown's course here: http://ged.msu.edu/angus/tutorials-2013 …

2/ Then browse http://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov  (to get a sense of data) and @dgmacarthur's http://www.genomesunzipped.org/  (to get sense of vocabulary).

3/ Then, get @jdudley and @konradjk's great book on Personal Genomics, which surveys many tools: http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Personal-Genomics-Joel-Dudley-ebook/dp/B00C7S753I …

4/ As a hello world: get your raw DNA data from 23andMe (https://www.23andme.com/store/cart/ ) and analyze it.

5/ It will take ~6 weeks to arrive, so with an account you can get sample files in meantime. See bottom of this post: http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2013/12/23andme-releases-sample-of-their-new-

6/ @23andMe's user-friendly UI banned in US. But run your own software on your own genomic data to get your own little Dallas Buyers Club.

7/ (Specifically, "medical" 23andMe interpretations forced off US site by FDA. Which is why 23 is going abroad: http://www.vox.com/2014/5/12/5709766/the-fda-wont-let-23andme-test-your-genes-so-it-may-go-to-europe …)

8/ Please remember: working w/ raw genomic data still technical. For ex: http://samtools.github.io/hts-specs/SAMv1.pdf … pysam makes easier: http://pysam.readthedocs.org/en/latest 

9/ And @solvebio is easier still: 1. Signup: https://www.solvebio.com/signup  2. Start: https://www.solvebio.com/docs/get-started … 3. Data:

10/ Finally, if you have issues, https://www.biostars.org  and http://seqanswers.com  are helpful. That should get you started!

Ref: https://twitter.com/balajis/status/466358851940671488

Pursuit of a Legacy
book
by Chris Schroeder

The Internet of Elsewhere
book
by Cyrus Farivar

Balaji S. Srinivasan's Review:

Great book by @cfarivar: The Internet of Elsewhere, with profiles on net in Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0813549620 …

Ref: https://twitter.com/balajis/status/427069829887967232

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
book
by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader

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