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MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 

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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By Catherine Offord | January 9, 2018

The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.

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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By Sandeep Ravindran | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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How to Build Bioinformatic Pipelines Using Galaxy

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | August 1, 2016

A point-and-click interface alternative to command-line tools that allows researchers to easily create, run, and troubleshoot serial sequence analyses

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Learning Bioinformatics

By Esther Landhuis | July 1, 2016

In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.

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Esteemed Bioinformatician Dies

By Bob Grant | April 27, 2016

Paul Joyce, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Science, has passed away at age 57.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.

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Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers

By David R. Smith | June 29, 2015

And too few insights gleaned from them

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Seasonal Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2015

Gene expression varies not only during the day but also throughout the year, a study shows.

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Mistaken Identities

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2015

Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.

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