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GATK Best Practice: RNA-seq Variant Calling Workflow on the Seven Bridges Platform

Whether or not variant calling should be performed on RNA-seq data and its possible benefits is a debatable topic. One thing is for certain, if you have already sequenced the transcriptome with the intent to analyze gene expression, but you are also interested in exploring variants existing in the same …

Written by Nemanja Vucic

Enabling Workflow Reproducibility in the Cloud with New Pipelines from the Genomic Data Commons

When analyzing genomic data, there is a vast range of bioinformatics tools and workflows to choose from. However, making an informed selection from so many options can be overwhelming, even within a relatively narrow topic, such as harmonization to a reference genome. One approach to selecting the right tool for …

Written by Manisha Ray

A mystery muscle lincRNA

We know that our whole genome is distributed to (almost) every cell of our bodies. This fact can be used both to surprise introductory biology students and to usefully refine a fundamental scientific question. Instead of merely asking how it comes to be that different parts of our bodies have …

Written by Nate

RNA-Seq: The first wave of papers

A flurry of papers in May of 2008 introduced the world to RNA-Seq. This new technology provided a higher resolution picture of transcription than was possible ever before. Nearly five years on, we look back at the publications that upset the microarray industry and sent tweed-clad professors scrambling for the …

Written by Kate Blair

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