Monthly Archives: September 2015

Compression of High Throughput Sequencing Data

Data volumes generated by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies is now a major concern for both data storage and transmission. This triggered the need for more efficient methods than general purpose compression tools, such as the widely used gzip method. Researchers ...

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SATRAP – SOLiD Assembler TRAnslation Program

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SOLiD DNA sequences are typically analyzed using a reference genome, while they are not recommended for de novo assembly of genomes or transcriptomes. This is mainly due to the difficulty in translating the SOLiD color-space data into normal base-space sequences. ...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Funds RNA-Seq Experiments

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from Gizmodo by Jennifer Ouellette Last year’s hugely popular “ice bucket challenge” saw celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads to help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Skeptics dismissed it as mere “slacktivism,” but researchers told us that ...

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