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Get list of urls of GSM data set of a GSE set

I have this GSE dataset ( GSE104279 ) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE104279). I want to make a table with set IDs and ftp urls to use it as a table in galaxy.org I know that we ...
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Error while using E-utilities on slurm HPC

I keep getting the error while using E-utilities on Slurm HPC, could you suggest how I can resolve it? SCRIPT: ...
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Does NCBI's blast API block my IP?

I am trying to run a blatn command from both my laptop and within a google colab notebook. I am not sure why, but this command runs properly once and then, on the ...
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Extracting all information about a sample when using xtract from e-utilities

I would like to extract all information about each SAMPLE after running the following query (run the query and add a ...
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How to retrieve the DNA sequence from a particular species and region through command line?

I am new to working with the NCBI database so I am not sure how trivial this question is. I wanted to get DNA sequence of a specific version of the Xenopus tropicalis genome of a specific region (ie 1-...
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How to extract metadata from NCBI's experiment?

I want to extract metadata from experiment SRX1596422. I have sratoolkit and Entrex direct but not sure what line of code to use. Here's the link for the experiment: experiment SRX1596422
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How can I specify the experiment type when querying GEO using efilter?

I would like to filter the results I obtain from GEO using the E-utility efilter by Experiment Type (in particular I only want "Expression profiling by high ...
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Too many requests error when querying NCBI

I keep getting a "too many requests error" when querying the NCBI SRA database, even though I'm running less than 10 requests per second, and I have an API key, which supposedly should allow ...
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Programmatically retrieve Accession List from NCBI

I would like to programmatically retrieve the file "Accession List" from an NCBI page. I'm running firefox, so I'm clicking the file and clicking Ctrl + <...
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e-utils api: get chromosome position for each snp on a gene

So I have the following e-utils api-link: https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=gene&db=snp&id=5726&retmode=json it returns all the SNP-ids for the gene with ...
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BWA: Detecting Variation between Reference Genome and Short-Read Sequences

I need to identify all loci in the short-read sequence at which the number of microsatellite repeats (i.e. number of copies of "AA," "GTC," etc.) differ from the reference genome, ...
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How can I obtain a list of all NCBI gene ID's along with their full name, symbol, and also known as symbols?

I would like to do two things: (1) Obtain a list of all NCBI (Entrez) gene ID's. (2) Obtain the "Official Symbol", "Official Full Name", and "Also known as" fields from ...
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Command-line blastn not responding; trace says “Resource not available”

I hadn't used the NCBI command-line tools for a while, and just got back into it. But no matter where or how I run blastn now, I get an almost complete lack of response: just the initial "BLASTN ...
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Generating taxonomic hierarchy by species/genus name

I am attempting to create a reference library of DNA plant barcodes in the ITS2 barcode region for plants from a specific region (Panama). I downloaded all the sequences for plants that resulted in a ...
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Determine if an organism is microbic or unicellular

I am doing some metagenomic analysis of samples which can only contain microbes due to the experimental setup. For this, it would be useful to be able to distinguish whether a specific organism is a ...
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mining DNA barcodes from Genebank/BOLD per location

Is there a method to download all the sequences for a particular geographic region (Panama) for 'DNA barcode' sequences (ITS2, rbcL or trnL). Hopefully, the specimen collection location will include ...
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How do I generate a list of post-synaptic gene markers that will guide me in my search for these markers in intestinal stem cells?

I would like to generate a list of gene markers that represent post-synaptic related genes. I will then use this list to search through single cell sequencing data, in order to assess whether certain ...
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How to query NCBI (Nucleotide database) by a feature qualifier?

I cannot seem to find a way to query nucleotide database (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore) by a specific qualifier of the feature. For example, by /host under the feature "source". For example, ...
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How to (efficiently) search nuccore to retrieve only annotated sequences?

I wish to efficiently search nuccore to retrieve only annotated sequences. By "annotated" I mean that the nuccore entry contains annotation information. An equivalent definition (if I understand ...
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Meaning of the Flags attribute returned by Entrez.esummary(db='nuccore')

My Question Calling Entrez.esummary for the nuccore db returns records with various fields. One of these fields is Flags. I ...
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Is there a built-in parser for the textual feature table that Entrez.efetch returns?

Entrez.efetch helpfully gives me the feature table of a nuccore entry. If I understand correctly, efetch can only return the ...
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Primer-Blast Custom Database [error]

I'm using Primer-Blast to compare a PCR template against a custom database of reference sequences, using Primer-Blast's Custom database functionality. However whenever I try to upload a FASTA file as ...
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Downloading SRA Files from AWS

I want to download the original BAM files that the authors had uploaded to SRA. Normally, I would just use sam-dump, but the files are having issues that seem ...
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How do I pull singe cell RNA sequencing data from GEO database?

I am new to R and computational biology. I am trying to look through a published data set to check for gene expression for my own project. I am having trouble finding materials to teach me how to ...
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Cannot blast against specific NCBI databases

I am having issues with some prokaryote reference genome databases (exact names : ref_prok_rep_genomes.*), that I downloaded from the NCBI website : https://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/db/. Files in ...
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SRA run data access

Trying to download run data of Run accession SRR2155174. Here's the link: https://trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/?run=SRR2155174 Please go to the link and go to the "Data Access" tab. Hereunder ...
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NCBI SRA database sample: control vs test

I was trying to download some data from NCBI SRA (SRA059451). There are 27 samples available for SRA059451. But i am unable to understand which samples are 'control' and 'test' samples. Please help me ...
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Translating a genome sequence into possible frames

I have a sequence below from MYC gene about which I need to translate the sequence in all possible frames AND identify (for each frame) which codons are actually used in MYC ...
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efetch nucleotide -> protein ids

I'm downloading translated viral genomes initially via Blast - which had shortcomings - and now by efetch. What I want to do is obtain a complete list of all ...
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How to download multiple proteomes at once?

I'm looking for a way to download multiple proteomes at once from one clade, as fasta. Probably from the NCBI, because it looks more user-friendly than Ensembl, but Ensembl is okay too. In the best ...
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How can i get data set of illness and not illness people?

I'm new to bioinformatic .. i'm reading a paper and what i got that they made a classification for the people if they have a sequence of a disease or not ... ...
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Why do these NCBI representative genomes for ape species have no Y chromosome?

I recently downloaded a genome from NCBI for chimpanzee and was surprised to see no Y chromosome. I added in one from a separate accession and carried on, but then today went to do the same for ...
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Programmatic Access to `fastq-load.py` Arguments in SRR Metadata

Is there a way to programmatically access the fastq-load.py arguments from the SRR metadata? Specifically I would like to capture the exact command line arguments ...
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which NCBI tool is optimized to identify a species from a DNA fragment?

“The Iceman” was a man who lived 5300 years ago and whose body was recovered from an Alpine glacier in 1991. Some fungal material was recovered from his clothing and sequenced. Ice man : found as a ...
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SRA Toolkit and lebanese data

I am trying to extract data from this: https://trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/?run=SRR6245218 I installed SRA Toolkit, downloaded the SRR6245218 file and executed this: ...
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how to search NCBI to find all available reviewed accession numbers for a protein family

what is the most optimal keyword search query to input into NCBI In order to find all the available proteins accession numbers for a specific family? For example, how would I find all the reviewed ...
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How to download FASTA sequences from NCBI using the terminal?

I have following accession numbers of the 10 chromosomes of Theobroma cacao genome. ...
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GEOquery, Bioconductor question: Is there a more efficient way to tease out datasets that contain data I need?

We are doing a study analyzing the expression of certain genes and correlating that with response to chemotherapy. So far I have been manually going through every dataset on the NCBI website and ...
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How can extract the list of genes name from the raw data in GEO?

The format of the raw data that upload in GEO is different, like TXT, CEL or other form. How can I extract the list of genes name from these formats? And then how can I normalize them with R? I would ...
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CDS length for each human gene

Does anyone know where and how could I download a list of all human genes and the length of the coding sequence for each gene? Is it possible to do this on the NCBI site, ensembl?
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NCBI retrieve genome assembly with splicing or “modifications”

I am trying to fetch genome assemblies that include splicing information. E.g. Here, is a genome assembly of a yeast, where genes show variants like this: ...
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How do you download stuff from NCBI fast? [duplicate]

I have 2 .csv files that contains a list of accession codes. For example for this experiment a .csv file will contain: ...
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What is the recognized way to reference accession data (.sra files) from NCBI as a URI?

I would like to assign a URL/URI to accession runs (i.e. SRR IDs) from the NCBI short read archive. In program listings, I used to list them as ftp:// URLs, ...
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How to extract metadata from NCBI's short read archive (SRA) for a few runs?

I wish to extract metadata from a list of runs on NCBI's short read archive. For instance, I'd like to extract the library name ("HS0798") from the following run info: https://trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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wget for links inside html pages

I am trying to download a file from the following repository: https://trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/?run=SRR7276474 As you can see, there are several layers to the webpage. For example, clicking ...
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How to export web NCBI tBLASTn results in table format with many queries?

Context I'm an MSc student working on writing up my thesis (back home now) from my laptop and, therefore, unfortunately don't have access to a workstation/server capable of doing the tBLASTn search ...
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Are there free cloud computing platforms for biology projects? [duplicate]

I want to implement the analysis found in the paper RNA-Seq of Tumor-Educated Platelets Enables Blood-Based Pan-Cancer, Multiclass, and Molecular Pathway Cancer Diagnostics The project id is 281708. ...
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Importing GFF file with Biopython

Is there a way to import a GFF file for an organism with Biopython in the same way you can for a Genbank file? For example, ...
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ncbi…eutils/esearch.fcgi: How to search now in the snp database?

According to the 2017(!) textbook, it worked at that time, for instance, https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=snp&term=autism At ...
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