Nanopore Sequencer Enables Rapid Analysis of Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Two teams from Europe and the US took the Oxford MinIon sequencer to West Africa to sequence Ebola samples. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.genomeweb.com De que forma os novos mini-sequenciadores da Nanopore ajudaram na identificação das novas estirpres de Ebola. See on Scoop.it – Bioinformática Anúncios

Scientists discover spiky little sea ‘monster’ that thrived a half billion years ago

The creature, lived during Cambrian Period, a time of evolutionary experimentation when many unusual animals appeared, vanished Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.livemint.com Revelada mais uma criatura duma época em que a Natureza era pródiga em conceber semelhantes criaturas. Que mais surpresas os mares do Câmbrico revelarão ?   See on Scoop.it – Milhares de milhões […]

Key Link in Turtle Evolution discovered

An international team of researchers from the United States and Germany have discovered a key missing link in the evolutionary history of turtles. The new … Sourced through Scoop.it from: smithsonianscience.si.edu Foi encontrado um ancestral comum que parece ser a "ligação perdida" entre os répteis primitivos e as actuais tartarugas. See on Scoop.it – Milhares […]

Sambamba: fast processing of NGS alignment formats. – PubMed – NCBI

Bioinformatics. 2015 Jun 15;31(12):2032-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv098. Epub 2015 Feb 19. Sambamba is a high-performance robust tool and library for working with SAM, BAM and CRAM sequence alignment files; the most common file formats for aligned next generation sequencing data. Sambamba is a faster alternative to samtools that exploits multi-core processing and dramatically reduces processing time. […]

GTPB: ABSTATB15 – Advanced Biostatistics for Biologists – July 13th-17th

Sourced through Scoop.it from: gtpb.igc.gulbenkian.pt Course description This course is a standalone advanced Biostatistics course that can be taken as a continuation of the Introductory Biostatistics for Bioinformatics (IBSTAT) course, that precedes it in GTPB. It is targeted for Biostatistical techniques often employed in analytical tools for high throughput data and multivariate data. Participants can […]

Scientists Use AI To Solve A Long-standing Genetics Mystery – io9

For years, biologists have sought to understand how the genes of planarians, a group of free-living flatworms, direct growth in specific body parts. Sourced through Scoop.it from: io9.com Através do uso de algoritmos genéticos, cientistas estado-unidenses puderam determinar as redes metabólicas envolvidas na regeneração da planaria.   See on Scoop.it – Bioinformática

How Dinosaurs Shrank and Became Birds

While most other dinosaur lineages were growing, the line that gave rise to birds began to shrink nearly 200 million years ago.   Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, whose members include the towering Tyrannosaurus rex and the smaller velociraptors.   “A bird didn’t just evolve from a T. rex overnight, but rather […]

Whole Genome Assembly with Nanopore Data – Bio-IT World

Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bio-itworld.com A Nanopore, fabricante do revolucionário mini-ION, conseguiu sequenciar um genoma completo de E. coli, apesar das taxas de erro associados ao processo serem altas. Muitos mais melhoramentos se esperam daqui para a frente. A Nanopore tem dois repositórios no GitHub onde publicou software que assiste na correcção dos erros inerentes […]