Computational Genomics Update

COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS UPDATE….Quick note: I got several dozen responses to my computational genomics post last night, most of them from folks with pretty serious credentials. Many thanks to everyone who emailed me.

I haven’t quite decided what to do with them all yet, but I might write a post later to try and give a flavor of what the consensus was. In the meantime, here’s the nickel version: (a) everyone agrees that the whole subject is really complex and is dangerously susceptible to oversimplification, (b) most emailers basically think Derbyshire is full of hot air, but (c) a few people think there’s a kernel of truth in what he said.