My paper on FamilyRelations etc. has finally been reviewed; both reviewers liked it, although one requested some clarifications before final acceptance. I'm fixing it today and will send it in within the week; assuming I don't screw up the revisions, it'll be out by Apr 1st. No mention of the "publicly available software isn't original any more" nonsense of BioTechniques.
Another paper, Anaerobic regulation by an atypical Arc system in Shewanella oneidensis, was accepted last week. This was work done along the lines of my earlier paper on finding binding sites in microbes. In this case, someone in a local lab tested the results of a different search and showed that my search was moderately predictive of function. (online materials here)
A multitude of motifs
Spent some time working out some simple math on motif finding. Will talk about it in more depth when I have the energy ;).
British books, again
Alistair Reynolds has a new book "Century Rain" (ref). Jon Courtenay Grimwood has a new book "Stamping Butterflies" (ref). Richard Morgan has a new book, "Woken Furies" (ref). Iain Banks, John Meaney, and Steven Erikson all have new books out, too. What do all of these people have in common? They're published in England, so I can't get them without paying $exorbitantly$ for shipping.
I may see if Munro's Books can special order any of these and then tranship them to me in the US. Hefty price tag, tho, to buy that many books at once. Sigh.