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Books on bioinformaticscupton

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 21:01:28 +0000

There’s a lot of choice these days if you want to learn something about bioinformatics…. People from biology or computer science are sure to find something useful here! There’s even…. a Bioinformatics for Dummies.(image)

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Software as a Black Box….cupton

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 20:58:30 +0000

Why Biologists Should Not Treat Software as a Black Box…. On a similar theme to the last post. Check out this link for a discussion by Dr. Joelle Thonnard.(image)

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EMBL-EBI’s Macromolecular Structure Databasecuptonsmile.gif

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 20:57:28 +0000

Somehow I managed to get signed up for the electronic version of: OBBeC® Life Science Computing & Bioinformatics Magazine I’m not really a big fan of electronic books and mags, but I thought I’d give it a try (beats getting a paper copy in the mail). There’s a nice 4 page review of EMBL-EBI’s Macromolecular […](image)

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Homology – similarity: They’re DIFFERENT!!cupton

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:28:53 +0000

Just came back from a seminar which reminded me of this problem. It’s not a tomMAYto : tomARto thing. See these links for an explanation: Homology vs Similarity Degrees of similarity have different meanings Similarity vs Distance metrics(image)

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DNA-protein alignmentcupton

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 05:41:16 +0000

Have you ever wanted to align a protein sequence to a DNA sequence? There a few reasons this can be useful…. Well, you can do it easily with NAP, developed by Xiaoqiu Huang, which allows also allows gaps in the alignment. Huang, Methods for Comparing a DNA Sequence with a Protein Sequence, Computer Applications in […](image)

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Sequence alignmentscuptonAttached Image

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:53:10 +0000

Have you ever wanted to make a small diagram to show a conserved motif or a sequence aligment? And then pulled your hair out while trying to get it to look JUST THE WAY YOU WANT? There’s a few programs to help, but most don’t quite have the flexibility or resolution. I always used to […](image)

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Lab Humorcuptonlaugh.gif

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:08:24 +0000

Just discovered Lab Bratz….. a comic strip about life in the lab. Can empathize with this one! The lab biosafety set are on the mark too… they start here!(image)

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Competition for EndNote?cupton

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:07:22 +0000

I’ve used Reference Manager and EndNote over the years and have the latest version of EndNote (9 for Mac). Can’t say they’re not useful, but I came across an Ad for SENTE (Mac only), which said: “It’s like iTunes for academic literature” Couldn’t resist! We tried the demo and like it enough to shell out […](image)

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Smallpox virus – news!!cupton

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:06:28 +0000

A lot of poxvirus labs have been eagerly awaiting this research… Genome Sequence Diversity and Clues to the Evolution of Variola virus Science paper! These genomes will be entered into the VOCs database as soon as they’re released to GenBank.(image)

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Snippet #2cupton

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 23:05:31 +0000

A very nice weekend here in Lotusland BC (Victoria)…. unfortunately most of it was spent painting ceilings! Where is Victoria? Have a look here: Victoria Tourism Snippet #2 Did you know that The Canadian Bioinformatics Help Desk produces a Newsletter that has a variety of useful Bioinformatics tidbits, including reviews of new software tools. It’s […](image)

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