Seeking Contribution to a Wiki-'Omics' and other important issues

Greetings all-

I am writing from the Cold Spring Harbor Lab, where I am in the 'Advanced Sequencing' program, led by Elaine Mardis (Washington University), Dick McCombie (CSHL), Mike Zody (Broad Institute) and others. We have a great course wiki, and I have the outline of one I would like to post for this group.

Great WebEx for Genomics Group - another one tomorrow at 11 am (a repeat) - References

Thanks for everyone that participated! Special thanks to Larry Meyer, Head of Clinical Genomics at the VA, who provided some very useful information - Larry - we want you to be part of our group!

Here are the references, plus some on multiple deployments increasing the risk of PTS:


1. Bush, N.E. et al. Suicides and Suicide Attempts in the U.S.Military, 2008–2010. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 2013; 43(3): 262-273.

Next Genomics Group WebEx has been scheduled

2 will be held next week:

(1) Monday, June 17th at 1 pm; and

(2) Tuesday, June 18th at 11am.

We will joined by members of Veterans advocacy groups, including the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, as well as senior members of special operations.

The focus will be on how we can support the Million Veteran Program, given the current state-of-the-art in genomics.

New member of Genomics Advisory Panel

I am honored to add the following indviudal to the Genomics Advisory Panel of the 'genomics group' of OSEHRA. Dr. Tenebaum is also head of the 'genomics group' for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and has done 'breakthrough' research in the context of the MURDOCK study and many other research projects  - Gerry

tranSMART gets tremendous coverage at Bio-IT world in Boston

For more information, see:  

 I would like to talk about tranSMART, an open source community for pre-competitive data sharing for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and academic researchers. Some recent advances:

1.      A 501(c) organization – the ‘tranSMART Foundation’ (see has been set-up at the University of Michigan.


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