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A file format used in structural biology to describe the 3-D coordinates of atoms of a biological structure, often a protein. Can also refer to the Protein Data Bank database, which stores all the sub…
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to refer to the questions related to NCBI
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Questions specific to nanopore sequencing. For general question about long reads, use tag long-reads instead and for questions about specific sequencer use a specific sequencer tag (i.e. minion, gridi…
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File format are sets of defined rules to organise a specific type of data. Common file format in bioinformatics include FASTA, FASTQ, SAM, BAM, VCF.
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to refer to the questions related to the Linux and Unix shell abbreviated as bash (Bourne Again SHell). It has notable programmatic strengths over C shell (csh) and touch C shell (tcsh)
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When dealing with associating sequencing reads to a matching position in a set of reference sequences (typically a genome).
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Clustering is the task of grouping a set of objects in such a way that objects in the same group (called a cluster) are more similar (in some sense) to each other than to those in other groups (cluste…
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use for questions regarding plotting and representation of data, combine with tags specific to type of analyses (genome, protein, rna-seq) and language or library (python, R, ggplot2, igv) if applicab…
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to refer questions that are related to rna sequence.
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Questions asking whether a software exists for a certain purpose; questions asking which software is best among a selection for a certain purpose.
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The set of all transcripts of a biological entity, e.g. the transcriptome of a single cell, of a tissue, of an organ, of an individual, of a species. Can also be used to refer to a subset of the trans…
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The tricky art of scaling quantitative data across libraries, typically to account for differences in sequencing depth. This can also be about scaling for read source length, like transcript or gene l…
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Advanced R visualisation and plotting package based on the grammar of graphics. ggplot2 is also available in Python via 'plotnine' which uses ggplot2 code
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questions involving microarray analysis (e.g. Illumina BeadChip, Affymetrix GeneChip)
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A reference genome (also known as a reference assembly) is a digital nucleic acid sequence database, assembled by experts as a representative example of a species' set of genes.
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to refer to the questions related to snakemake
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Predicting in silico where a ligand binds within a protein structure or how two proteins bind to each other. Common operations include creating 3D conformers from SMILES, parameterising the ligand, d…
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A subset of articial intelligence methods which 'learn' through training on real-world data sets. The model is then tested on a 'test' data set and initially assessed through an accuracy measure. The …
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bwa (Burrows-Wheeler Aligner) is a software for aligning reads obtained with Next Generation Sequencing.
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Browser Extensible Data, a collection of related plain text formats for describing genome features for visualization with genome browsers.
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Questions relating to the conversion of one format (e.g. FASTQ) into another (FASTA).
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Whole genome sequencing. Can refer to sequencing that is done on the entire genomic DNA, as opposed to techniques that only sequence a subset of the genome, like ChIP, RAD-seq or exome sequencing.
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Refers to genetic variation such as SNPs, indels, and structural variants within a population or between individuals.
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An abnormal growth of cells that can threaten an individual's life. Cancerous cells are very proliferative and can spread to other parts of the body, creating metastases.
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Questions relating to long reads, such as pacbio or nanopore reads.
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