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The process of attaching contextual information to a biomolecular (DNA, RNA, or protein) sequence, such as the location of genes, promoters, or repeats in genomic DNA, or the function of a protein.

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Where to download JASPAR TFBS motif bed file?

I am interested in determining if any transcription factor binding site motifs are enriched in some BED files from a DNA methylation experiment. I am looking for a database that has BED Files ...
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Retrieve detailed gene descriptions

Given a list of gene IDs, how do you retrieve the gene description, summary and other detailed information in R?
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Feature annotation: RefSeq vs Ensembl vs Gencode, what's the difference?

What are the actual differences between different annotation databases? My lab, for reasons still unknown to me, prefers Ensembl annotations (we're working with transcript/exon expression estimation)...
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Are there any RepBase alternatives for genome-wide repeat element annotations?

I’m using the RepBase libraries in conjunction with RepeatMasker to get genome-wide repeat element annotations, in particular for transposable elements. This works well enough, and seems to be the de ...
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Annotation format design

Bashing file formats is a favorite pastime in bioinformatics, and annotation file formats such as GFF and BED seem to get special attention. A lot of this frustration stems from community's shockingly ...
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Transcript Coordinate Ranges to Genomic Coordinates

I have 2 GFF3 files: Features using transcript IDs as the landmarks. i.e. "CDS" feature types using coordinates from transcript space. Features using chromosome IDs as the landmarks. i.e. "exon" ...
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Obtain CD (cluster of differentiation) marker expression information

There are 394 CD marker genes. Various resources (BD handbook, Abcam guide) contain information about which cell types express which CD markers. What is the best way to obtain or download this data so ...
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Changing active.ident in Seurat

Im trying to change the active.ident to another column in metadata but this error keeps popping up! I recently upgraded to R version 4.0.2 from 3.6.1 The older version was working but the new one isn'...
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How to retrieve the subcellular location info from uniprot?

I have a list of proteins with their gene names/symbols. I would like to identify which of them are extracellular proteins or plasma membrane proteins. I can get this information in UniprotKB by ...
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How to identify genes from a genome assembly of C. Elegans?

I have two full genome assemblies for C. Elegans samples collected from two different geographical areas that I found on WormBase. These are in fasta format. I want to go gene-by-gene and compare the ...
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