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Pacific Biosciences Buzz

This was an interesting video about Pacific Biosciences (PacBio), a third-generation DNA sequencing company, that I recently came across in the Wall Street Journal.  It profiles their upcoming sequencing device, the PacBio RS, from a business perspective. Advertisements

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sff2fastq

The basic premise of genetic sequencing involves preparing a DNA sample into a form suitable for use on a DNA sequencer.  Afterwards, the sequencer ascertains the sequences of bases on the preapred sample and stores these results into a digital … Continue reading

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Bayes, Bayes, & Bayes

I have been going through a bit of a mathematical refresher lately. It has been a while in directly dealing with things of a probabilistic and statistical nature. In particular, I was reading up on Bayes’ Theorem and Bayesian inference. … Continue reading

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A Gentle Overview of miRNA and Epigenetics

I recently came across some nifty overviews of topics that are of recent interest in genetics research.  The cool thing was, that they were in video form.  Being a TV addict, this was all too good to be true. microRNAs … Continue reading

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Sequencing Zeitgeist

I was perusing Nature Biotechnology and came across that next generation DNA sequencing was Nature’s Method of the Year 2007. Okay, so I’m a little late to this link :-)… However, the links mentioned there are pretty nice and give … Continue reading

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AGBT 2009

I recently had the privilege to attend the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Conference (AGBT) earlier this month. I finally placed a copy of the poster I presented at AGBT on github. It was about The Genome Center’s automated … Continue reading

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Interesting Visualizations with GD

These are interesting visualization software links made via Perl and GD: Circos — Visualizing Genomic Data Schemaball — a flexible schema visualizer for SQL databases. What is more interesting is its usage of different fonts to “hide” the default usage … Continue reading

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