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Taxonomic profiling of metagenomics samples: Get to know your loyal residents

Numerous colonies of different organisms live virtually everywhere on Earth, even in and on our bodies. They are called microbes and we all know about them. But do we really? Actually, the human race knew nothing about microbes before the 17th century. There were some assumptions and hypotheses, but their …

Written by Aleksandar Danicic, Nemanja Vucic, Srdjan Kasapovic and Vesna Pajic

A first look at GATK4 on the Seven Bridges Platform

One of the big take-away messages from the Bio-It World Conference this year was the Broad Institute’s announcement that they plan to fully open source their GATK4 software. By transitioning to a BSD 3-Clause licence, GATK4 becomes fully open for commercial use without a separate commercial licence, which should particularly …

Written by Nick

Identifying viral sequences in TCGA data using Kraken and Centrifuge

Image adapted from Kim et al. Genome Res. 26, 1721–1729 (2016). Next-Generation Sequencing has opened up the field of metagenomics. In metagenomic studies, a sample often contains a complex ecosystem of different microorganisms. The key challenge in these experiments is disentangling the identities of unknown species from millions of sequencing reads. Bioinformatic tools for metagenomics are designed to […]

Written by Patrick

Simons Genome Diversity Project now available on the Platform and CGC

We’ve just announced the availability of the Simons Genome Diversity Project (SGDP) dataset on our Platform and Cancer Genomics Cloud. In keeping with Seven Bridges’ mission to colocalize data and analysis tools on the cloud, anyone with an internet connection can now explore SGDP’s 35TB of data. One way to …

Written by Patrick

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