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OK, I think this is awesome enough to share with you guys. These are some metagenomics samples being run on a HiSeq 2500 in 2x151bp rapid run mode, with the results being streamed to BaseSpace in real-time. What I love about this is that the various statistics and metrics update in real-time. I spent a [...]
Something very exciting has happened in recent weeks on arXiv, the preprint server which many biologists believe is the reserve of angry physicists, beardy mathematicians and unwashed computer scientists (joke!!!). Not any longer. I first felt a disturbance in the force in September when a few high-profile human genomicists started making pledges to send all [...]
There are now several available options if you want to call MLST profiles from whole-genome data. DTU MLST Server The web server at the Center for Genomic Epidemiology at the Danish Technical University is probably the easiest option, with the advantage that it will accept both raw read files and assemblies. It worked well when [...]