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It seems that in the world of bioinformatics, the concept of outsourcing work to third-parties (except where the third-party is an academic collaborator who will do the job for free!) is still in its infancy and so projects that involve this..

UK Next Generation Sequencing Conference in Nottingham

Well it has been a busy first day of the UK Next Gen Sequencing meeting.

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Genotyping/Resequencing in clinical trials?

I've been to a couple of seminar series in the last month that had something or partly to do with clinical trials data management. The first one was on July 13th 2010 at Granta Park, Cambridge UK. The seminar was the occasion to announce the launch..

Cloned cows

August 6, 2010 / no comments / in Bioinformatics / by Richard Holland

Whenever I'm lucky enough to get tickets, I go to random recordings of BBC Radio shows. Last night I snagged two tickets to the recording of the last in the current series of Radio 4's The Now Show, which is a humorous romp through the week's news..

Abel Ureta-Vidal

Eagle Genomics at ISAG 2010

Eagle Genomics was at the ISAG 2010 (International Society for Animal Genetics), Edinburgh.  Apart from the picturesque Scotland, the conference programme was very interesting.  It was kick started by "The power of comparative genetics and genomics"..

MapReduce Genome Assembly using Contrail

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comments / in Bioinformatics / by Richard Holland

Contrail has to be the most impressive application of MapReduce I've seen yet.

Next Generation Sequencing conference in Nottingham, UK

I shall be attending a next generation sequencing conference in Nottingham in August and hopefully presenting a talk. The talk would describe nicely a project that I have been involved over the last month or so.  I've just written an abstract for..

JSON for Ajax

JSON is so much easier to work with in Javascript than XML. This makes it perfect for coding responses from AJAX-backed web services.

Building an Ensembl .deb

Quick one today - we've been asked to build a .deb containing the same Ensembl installation as can be found in our EagleBrowser product. Turns out to be easier said than done! Whilst the basic specifying of package dependencies and provision of..

Security of open-source

Just a quick one today, being thoughts about how secure open-source software is. There's an argument that goes along the lines of it being less secure because hackers can read the source code and spot the vulnerabilities that way. That's not..

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