Intermediate Perl GC content is a very interesting property of DNA sequences because it is correlated to repeats and gene deserts. A simple way to calculate GC content is to divide the sum of G and C letters by the total number of nucleotides in the sequence. Let’s […]
Basic Perl Programming Suppose you have a list of emails compiled from different sources and want to get rid of duplicates. You google this and to your amazement (and mine), there is no free service available to paste your emails to return a list of unique addresses. Here […]
Array-CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridasation) is becoming a common method used for analysis of patients’ genomes. Array-CGH works by taking a reference genome covering the whole human genome sequence, cutting it into thousands of pieces and orderly attach them to a chip. These pieces are called probes and are […]
When you have a web form and one of the fields to be entered is the Chromosome Number, you’d be wise to check that the user does not enter the wrong thing (e.g. ‘0’ , ‘X1’, ‘21.13’). Thus a validation check may save you some headaches. I set […]
It might seem for some people straight forward but I had to spend quite some time trying to understand how to remap my array probes from ncbi36 to CGRCh37. If you use the Ensembl genome browser, you might have noticed that from July 2009 the ncbi37 assembly is […]
Paul Graham’s Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age is a book that tells a lot about the life of the author himself. According to Graham, nerds do not spend as much time thinking about how to be popular. He calls himself a nerd and tells […]
Computational Bioethics encompasses a variety of practices and rules that protect the identity of the patient, as well as regules any of the activities derived from the use of sensitive information that could potentially affect patients’ lifes.
Biohackers embrace fully the philosophy of hackers: love for freedom, veneration of competence and utter curiosity for how things work. How does one become a biohacker? Usually biohackers cannot tell if they are really one of them until someone else says so. However, it is not enough to […]
The “ISCB-Africa ASBCB Joint Conference on Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases: Pathogens, Hosts and Vectors” will provide a forum for discussion, fostering of new collaborations and the development of this nascent field in Africa, promoting more effective networking and novel research initiatives on the continent. It is expected that there will be an important presence of EMBnet key members and people from African EMBnet nodes. A key result will be to improve regional training as a direct consequence of sharing training techniques and material relevant to hosts, pathogens and diseases. The meeting will also facilitate links between young and emerging scientists from Africa, established leading African scientists and distinguished colleagues from the international community. The conference will be followed by two days of workshops for students and trainers, for which we have received commitment from several leading African, European and American researchers to serve as organizers and presenters.
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Presented at the 7th European Cytogenetics Conference, July 4-7 2009, Stockholm, Sweden Corpas M1, Richards S1, Bevan AP1, Van Vooren S3, Pettett RM1, Firth HV2 ,Carter NP1 1. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK 2. Cambridge University Dept of Medical Genetics, […]