Category: "Other things"

Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns

April 13th, 2017
Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns
As part of the health assessment of newborn babys, a test for common genetic conditions is done by drawing a few drops of blood from the heel of the baby and sending this off for analysis. Any positive results will then be followed up by confirmatory… more »

Simple Website monitor

November 2nd, 2012
Here is a very simple solution I needed to monitor the availability of a specific server using its IP address within the internal network. Is was necessary after the server's IP address, that is used in third party software to provide specific services, was "stolen" by other machines. more »

Parsing OMIM data

April 18th, 2011
------------- EXCEPTION ------------- MSG: 16.13.3 does not make sense: 'arm' or 'cen' missing STACK Bio::Map::CytoPosition::cytorange BioPerl-1.6.0/Bio/Map/CytoPosition.pm:165 more »

Sequence Contaminations

January 20th, 2011
A contaminated sequence is one that does not faithfully represent the genetic information from the biological source organism/organelle because it contains one or more sequence segments of foreign origin. [NCBI The primary approach to screening nucle… more »

Assessing Gene Predictions

November 2nd, 2009
Calculating prediction rate TP = true posisitives (correctly identified) FP = false positives (overpredicions) TN = true negatives (correctly un-called) FN = false negatives (missed) Specificity = TP / (TP + FP) Sensitivity = TP / (TP + FN)… more »