Category: "Bioinformatics"

Sequence Mappability & Alignability

May 16th, 2012
Sequence uniqueness and the possbility to map sequence parts (e.g. NGS short reads) back to a genomic region... The CRG Alignability tracks display how uniquely k-mer sequences align to a region of the genome. For each window (of sizes 36, 40, 50, 75… more »

Ruby Sorting

May 9th, 2012
Sorting (elements in an array) is a very common tasks in many scripts. A lot of research has gone into finding the most efficient way to sort. In Ruby the "sort" function performs a standard comparison accoring to the data type inspected, but as in mo… more »

Uniparental Disomy

May 4th, 2012
In cases where two copies of the same chromosome, or part of a chromosome, from one parent and no copies from the other parent are present in the cell, we call it uniparental disomy (UPD). While all DNA information is present, the development of the cel… more »

Version Control with Perforce on the Command-line

April 19th, 2012
Besides the visual client, the version control system Perforce can be operated through the command line (unix prompt or windows Dos window) and therefor be controlled through other programs like MatLab: [status, result] = dos(p4command); more »

OMIM Symbols

April 16th, 2012
The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man is a manually reviewed catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits. Each entry has a name and a number, e.g. "#154780 MARSHALL SYNDROME". According to the OMIM FAQs, these are the meanings of the the s… more »