Release notes

March 27th, 2023

Recently published apps

We have just published the following GATK tools:

  • GATK IndexFeatureFile used for indexing of provided feature files.
  • GATK MergeVcfs – used for combining multiple variant files.
  • GATK VariantEval BETA – used for evaluating variant calls.
  • GATK FilterMutectCalls – used to filter somatic SNVs and indels called by Mutect2.

We have also published Minimac 4 4.1.2, which is a tool for imputing genotypes.

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March 20th, 2023

Recently published apps

Metagenomics WGS analysis – Centrifuge 1.0.4

A workflow for analyzing metagenomic samples. It assigns taxonomic labels to DNA sequences, estimates the abundance of the taxonomic categories in the sample, makes visualizations that give insights into the taxonomic structure of the sample, and makes files that are suitable for downstream analysis. This allows researchers to assign reads from their samples to a likely species of origin and quantify each species’ abundance.

Reference Index Creation – Centrifuge 1.0.4

A workflow that builds an index from reference sequences downloaded from NCBI databases.

Five tools from the Centrifuge 1.0.4 toolkit:

  • Centrifuge Classifier is the main tool of the Centrifuge toolkit, used for classification of metagenomics reads.
  • Centrifuge Download is a part of the Centrifuge toolkit, used for downloading reference sequences from NCBI.
  • Centrifuge Build is a part of the Centrifuge toolkit, which makes a Centrifuge index from DNA sequences.
  • Centrifuge Kreport is used to make a Kraken-style report from the Centrifuge Classifier output.
  • Centrifuge Inspect is a part of the Centrifuge toolkit that inspects index files.
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February 13th, 2023

Recently published apps

We have published HTSeq-count (2.0.2 in CWL 1.2). HTSeq-count is a Python tool for counting how many reads map to each feature. It takes aligned reads together with a list of genomic features as inputs, and outputs a TSV table with counts for each genomic feature.

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February 6th, 2023

We have just published five tools from the GraphicsMagick 1.3.38 toolkit, the swiss army knife of image processing:

  • GraphicsMagick compare compares two images using statistics and/or visual differencing. The tool compares two images and reports difference statistics according to specified metrics, and/or outputs an image with a visual representation of the differences.
  • GraphicsMagick composite composites (combines) images to create a new image.
  • GraphicsMagick conjure interprets and executes scripts in the Magick Scripting Language (MSL). The Magick scripting language (MSL) will primarily benefit those that want to accomplish custom image processing tasks but do not wish to program.
  • GraphicsMagick convert is used to convert an input image file using one image format to an output file with the same or different image format while applying an arbitrary number of image transformations.
  • GraphicsMagick montage creates a composite image by combining several separate images.
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January 16th, 2023

Recently published apps

We have just published two Bowtie2 2.4.5 (CWL 1.2) tools:

  • Bowtie2 Indexer, for building a Bowtie index from a set of DNA sequences.
  • Bowtie2 Aligner, for performing end-to-end read alignment.

On top of that, there are two more additions to our Public Apps gallery:

  • RSeQC – Junction Saturation 5.0.1 (CWL 1.2) tool for determining if the sequencing depth is sufficient to perform alternative splicing.
  • GATK IndexFeature tool.
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January 10th, 2023

Recently published apps

We have just published the following three tools:

  • SPAdes 3.15.5 – an assembly tool containing various assembly pipelines. SPAdes can be used for reads produced by different sequencing technologies, such as: Illumina, IonTorrent, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore and Sanger. SPAdes was tested on small genomes (eg. bacterial, fungal) and is not intended for larger ones.
  • Unicycler 0.5.0 – a tool for bacterial genome assembly. It can assemble Illumina-sequenced reads, as well as PacBio or Nanopore long-read-only sets (for the best assemblies, it can conduct a hybrid assembly by taking both Illumina and long reads).
  • Quast 5.2.0 – a tool for genome assembly evaluation. QUAST implements different methods for analyzing assemblies. By default, it utilizes Minimap2 for alignment. GeneMarkS, GeneMark-ES, Glimmer, Barrnap and BUSCO are used for gene prediction, while finding structural variations is done by BWA, Sambamba, and GRIDSS. Additionally, QUAST uses bedtools for calculating read coverage, which is presented in the Icarus contig alignment viewer.


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December 26th, 2022

Recently published apps

We have published six tools from the BEDTools 2.30.0 toolkit:

  • BEDTools Coverage – returns the depth and breadth of coverage of features from B on the intervals in A.
  • BEDTools Genomecov – computes histograms of feature coverage for a given genome.
  • BEDTools GetFasta – extracts sequences from a FASTA file for each of the intervals defined in a BED/GFF/VCF file.
  • BEDTools Intersect – screens for overlaps between two sets of genomic features.
  • BEDTools Merge – combines overlapping or “book-ended” features in an interval file into a single feature.
  • BEDTools Sort – sorts a feature file by chromosome and other criteria.

We have also published the Functional Equivalence Evaluation workflow for comparing the functional equivalence of different WGS/WES processing analyses. Functional Equivalence Evaluation workflow is used to establish if the results can be used together (compared, merged) in downstream analyses (common scenario with large, multi-center sequencing studies where different institutions use their own analysis protocols) or considered equally valid for drawing conclusions.

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November 21st, 2022

Recently published apps

We have published the Bracken 2.7 toolkit:

  • Bracken (Bayesian Reestimation of Abundance with KrakEN) tool is used for abundance estimation at the species level, the genus level, or above.
  • Bracken Build is used to prepare the reference database for Bracken.

In addition, Metagenomics Profiling – Kraken2 workflow has been published on the Platform. It is used for metagenomic classification, abundance estimation, and visualization.

We have also published the following tools:

  • FlowSOM 2.4.0 which presents an algorithm used to distinguish cell populations from both flow and mass cytometry data in an unsupervised way.
  • cytofkit2 0.99.80 which is designed to analyze mass cytometry data from FCS files. It includes preprocessing, cell subset detection, cell subset visualization and interpretation, and inference of subset progression.
  • flowAI 1.24.0 which performs quality control on FCS data acquired using flow cytometry instruments. By evaluating three different properties: flow rate, signal acquisition, and dynamic range, the quality control enables the detection and removal of anomalies.
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November 7th, 2022

Recently published apps

We have recently published the following apps:

  • SBG Single-Cell RNA Deep Learning – Training, a single-cell classifier pipeline for human data. It relies on the transfer learning approach, which uses pre-trained gene embeddings as the starting point for building a model adjusted to given single-cell datasets.
  • SBG Single-Cell RNA Deep Learning – Predict, a single-cell classifier pipeline for human data. This app uses the deep learning model generated by the SBG Single-Cell RNA Deep Learning – Training workflow to classify the input dataset.
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