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Links for Friday, June 15, 2007

  • BarCampBankSeattle – “If you are passionate about innovation and change in banking, credit unions, lending, and finance, we invite you to participate in BarCampBankSeattle.
  • Washington Post: Intricate Toiling Found In Nooks of DNA Once Believed to Stand Idle – “The new perspective reveals DNA to be not just a string of biological code but a dauntingly complex operating system that processes many more kinds of information than previously appreciated.” – Via James and also the Seattle Times on my kitchen table. The next link is some earlier info which (as a genetic layperson) I found to be very interesting. Apparently that ultraconserved DNA is the operating system for the genone.
  • Science: Ultraconserved Elements in the Human Genome – “There are 481 segments longer than 200 base pairs (bp) that are absolutely conserved (100% identity with no insertions or deletions) between orthologous regions of the human, rat, and mouse genomes. Nearly all of these segments are also conserved in the chicken and dog genomes, with an average of 95 and 99% identity, respectively. Many are also significantly conserved in fish.
  • SeaFalcon SF-08 – “Flaring is the ultimate experience. You will ride on an air cushion 5 to 10 ft over the ocean at 120 mph, turbulence free, in one of the safest means of transportation available. And what’s best… you will land on your doorsteps!
  • LinkedInABox – “LinkedInABox is a simple widget that can be embedded on any web page and provides a summary of your personal profile, as presented in your LinkedIn account.” – Via Robert.
  • People With Ideas: Coming Soon: Cruxy on Facebook – “he great news is that, thanks to some fantastic software engineering over here, we’ll soon be offering deep integration between Cruxy and Facebook. We have always said that Cruxy is not a social network, but a central point for publishing media into many venues, including blogs, search engines, social networks, virtual worlds, and beyond. This is a great example of why we took that approach.