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TCGA | TCGA Pan-Cancer Analysis TCGA | TCGA Pan-Cancer Analysis Genomic alterations in diverse cell types at different sites in the body give rise to hundreds of different forms of cancer, and the ways in which these changes result in tumors with different biology, pathology and treatment strategies are beginning to be characterized. The TCGA Research Network has catalogued aberrations in the DNA, chromatin and RNA of the genomes of thousands of tumors relative to matched normal cellular genomes and has analyzed their epigenetic and protein consequences. Here the Pan-Cancer initiative examines the similarities and differences among the genomic and cellular alterations found in the first dozen tumor types to be profiled by TCGA.

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Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine Excerpt from article: "The ARID1A/ARID1B association with survival time was discovered during a large-scale genomic analysis of the childhood cancer, which affects a set of neural crest cells destined to be part of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. "These two genes function in a group of genes that seems to play an important role in neural cell behavior," Children's Hospital of Philadelphia pediatric oncologist Michael Hogarty, the study's co-senior author, said in a statement, "and we will now work to discover if this insight may open up new treatments for children with tumors having these mutations." Hogarty and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Victor Velculescu led a research group that relied on high-coverage genome sequencing, low-coverage genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and/or more targeted approaches to unearth genetic abnormalities ranging from point mutations to chromosomal changes in tumors from more than 70 children with neuroblastoma.
Next-generation sequencing technologies are revolutionising genomics and their effects are becoming increasingly widespread. Many tools and algorithms relevant to next-generation sequencing applications have been published in Bioinformatics, and so to celebrate this contribution we have gathered these together in this 'Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing' virtual issue. This will be a living resource that we will continually update to include the very latest papers in this area to help researchers keep abreast of the latest developments. Editorial -Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing Alex Bateman and John QuackenbushBioinformatics (2009) 25: 429 Full Text A Report on the 2009 SIG on Short Read Sequencing and Algorithms (Short-SIG)Michael Brudno et al.Bioinformatics (2009) 25: 2863–2864 Full Text Life Sciences & Mathematics & Physical Sciences | Bioinformatics | Next Generation Sequencing Life Sciences & Mathematics & Physical Sciences | Bioinformatics | Next Generation Sequencing
OpenHelix Blog OpenHelix Blog Hi folks– Got the following email about the upcoming biocuration meeting. You like to have quality information stored in those databases you use? Thank the biocurators. Support the biocurators. 7th International Biocuration Conference Biocuration 2014 Toronto, Canada April 6-9, 2014 Abstracts Due: February 10, 2014
Ron Fredericks writes: Dr. Saptarshi Guha created an open-source interface between R and Hadoop called the R and Hadoop Integrated Processing Environment or RHIPE for short. LectureMaker was on the scene filming Saptarshi’s RHIPE presentation to the Bay Area’s useR Group, introduced by Michael E. Driscoll and hosted at Facebook’s Palo Alto office on March 9′th 2010. Special thanks to Jyotsna Paintal for helping me film the event. RHIPE: An Interface Between Hadoop and R for Large and Complex Data Analysis | LectureMaker, LLC RHIPE: An Interface Between Hadoop and R for Large and Complex Data Analysis | LectureMaker, LLC
Computational Biology Center We pursue basic and exploratory research at the interface of information technology and biology. Information technology plays a vital role in enabling new science and discovery in biology. Advances in high throughput and platform technologies in biology present an unprecedented challenge in scale, management, and analysis of biological data. Advances in computing architecture and scale are enabling simulations of complex biological processes at various organizational levels from atomic to cellular and beyond. Computational Biology Center
Web services for bioinformatics, Part 1 Web services for bioinformatics, Part 1 Web services for life sciences The IBM alphaWorks article on web services for life sciences is an example set of web services that offers standard bioinformatics applications and demonstrates the technology (See Resources). The project is written in Java and mainly acts as a wrapper around existing bioinformatics applications. It allows researchers to search through the web service and obtain output through XML documents and to view intermediate steps throughout the request. Bioinformatics research applications exist in various stages of completeness in many different languages. Furthermore, building a workflow from several different applications requires installing applications locally, copying input and output data by hand, and often modifying source code for adapting changes in output and input data format.
A growing collection of links to various TikZ and PGF resources. Various packages that extends or are built on top of TikZ and PGF. Beamer A LaTeX class for creating presentations. Written by the same author as PGF/TikZ. Bodegraph TikZ and PGF resources TikZ and PGF resources
Mathematics part 2 - Getting to grips with LaTeX - Andrew Roberts Mathematics part 2 - Getting to grips with LaTeX - Andrew Roberts by Andrew Roberts This tutorial builds on the basic foundations presented in the previous tutorial. If you often include a lot of maths in your documents, then you will probably find that you wish to have slightly more control over presentation issues. Some of the topics covered make writing equations more complex - but who said typesetting mathematics was easy?!
Bioinformatics Organization - Bioinformatics.Org Bioinformatics Organization - Bioinformatics.Org April 29-May 1, 2014 (ceremony on the 30th) Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, World Trade Center, Boston, MA, USA Prof. Helen Berman of Rutgers University has been selected as the laureate of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences! In the words of her nominators: Helen Berman ( was a champion for open access to scientific information at a time when the concept of data sharing was in its infancy. For nearly five-decades she has been committed to ensuring that the Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive has been a resource created by the community and for the community. As head of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), Helen became the Director of the PDB in 1998 and developed the RCSB PDB into a vital and key resource for biology and education (
November 10: Provide an outline of your work, as well as a preliminary list of references; Develop your presentation skills. The format of the projects is quite flexible. Bioinformatics Projects List
.NET Bio .NET Bio is an open source library of common bioinformatics functions, intended to simplify the creation of life science applications. The core library implements a range of file parsers and formatters for common file types, connectors to commonly-used web services such as NCBI BLAST, and standard algorithms for the comparison and assembly of DNA, RNA and protein sequences. Sample tools and code snippets are also included. .NET Bio has been built with specific goals in mind:
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