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Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
David W. Craig | Apr 1, 2018
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 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.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
How to Build Bioinformatic Pipelines Using Galaxy
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Aug 1, 2016
A point-and-click interface alternative to command-line tools that allows researchers to easily create, run, and troubleshoot serial sequence analyses
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Esteemed Bioinformatician Dies
Bob Grant | Apr 27, 2016
Paul Joyce, dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Science, has passed away at age 57.
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 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.
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
David R. Smith | Jun 29, 2015
And too few insights gleaned from them
Ashley P. Taylor | May 12, 2015
Gene expression varies not only during the day but also throughout the year, a study shows.