[python-uk] Help solve a few riddles

Anand Kumria akumria at acm.org
Fri Apr 29 04:04:55 EDT 2016

Hi all,

>From the looks of things, quite a few of you enjoy solving riddles!

I believe I have replied to everyone who sent me an email - however this
morning Thunderbird upgraded itself. And quite a number of interface
changes have occurred.

So I may have missed your email.

If you haven't received a reply from me, please accept my apologies, and



On 27/04/16 08:49, Anand Kumria wrote:
> Hi,
> Do you, or someone you know, what to change the world?
> We are trying to solve a riddle. How do people get cancer? [1]
> If you have cancer, which medicine will work best for you? Does it exist
> yet?
> When you visit your GPs, they can easily and routinely ask for a blood
> test. We want to make the same capabilities available but for genetic
> sequencing. [2]
> We are Genomics England, www.genomicsengland.co.uk, fully owned and
> funded by the Government and we are seeking a range of permanent Python
> developers. We need good junior through to exemplary senior developers.
> From the outset you will be working we highly talented
> Bioinformaticians, to help translate their algorithms into Python -- and
> for the already existing Python make it robust, even easier to test and
> help us scale so we can (eventually) handle the kinds of query rates the
> NHS is going to send.
> The salary on offer ranges from £50k - £90k, depending upon experience;
> we aren't looking to hire in a hurry. We want to ensure new hires can
> 'gel' with the team. If you are a recruitment agency, we will consider
> any CVs sent to us a lovely gift but nothing more.
> Feel free to reply if you'd like more details and I'll answer as I can.
> Regards,
> Anand
> [1]: Other riddles relate to rare disease and, soon, diabetes
> [2]: An example of a what that can mean, and a riddle we helped to solve:
> http://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/first-children-recieve-diagnoses-through-100000-genomes-project/

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