Unanswered Questions

376 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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How to decide number of neighbors and resolution for Louvain clustering

I am using Louvain clustering (1,2) to cluster cells in scRNAseq data, as implemented by scanpy. One of the parameter required for this kind of clustering is the number of neighbors used to construct ...
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State of the art mutation simulation software

There are many features affecting mutation probabilities, e.g. CpG mutations are 10-fold more likely than other types of mutations. Is there a model (preferably with software) which can take two ...
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Chimera Alignments

I have a structure with two subunits. I am trying to show movement of the C-terminal subunit upon ligand binding by superposition with another structure from the same strain in the apo form. I want ...
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Improving consensus assembly from UMI-tagged nanopore reads

The Albertsen lab has recently put out a competition/challenge for read error correction I only found out about this today, and I think the conference where high-ranking participants were going to be ...
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Run cuffcompare in strand-agnostic mode

Is there a way to run Cufflinks' cuffcompare in a strand-agnostic mode? I would like to do this because I have some RNA-seq datasets derived from an unstranded run, that should be compared to a ...
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Where can I find summary data for how common certain mutation *types* are?

I'd like to know how common certain mutation types are in public data sets like the 1000 Genomes, ExAC, and ESP6500. Specifically, I'd like to know the distribution of stop-gains, stop-losses, ...
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Minimizing Grid Mapping time of Protein Surface

This is an interesting problem - I was wondering if anyone has a creative solution. So I have a vector of vertices representing atoms in a protein, as well as 6 variables containing the absolute ...
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scRNA-seq multi-dataset integration for small datasets

There have been a few methods proposed for integration (or batch correction) of scRNA-seq datasets, such as Seurat CCA, MNN Correct, Scanorama, and Harmony. The concern is generally about the maximum ...
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How can I read multiple different regions from a BAM file?

I’m trying to process BAM records (of a coordinate-sorted, indexed BAM file) successively in fixed-size, non-overlapping, sliding genome coordinate windows. Unfortunately I am unable to read records ...
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Help with 1D^2 library shearing

I've done my 1st trial of 1D^2 whole genome sequencing using LSK-SQK308 kit with R9.5 flowcell. Without doing library fragmentation, I encountered the unexpected library shearing during sequencing. ...
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wtdbg2: practical implications of k-mer fsize and psize choice

I am using wtdbg2 2.3 to assemble a human genome (sequenced on PromethION from a cell line). I filtered out reads with low average quality, and now I am trying to determine the parameters that will ...
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Proof of Breakpoint Reversal Sorting Approximation Algorithm

I'm kind of new to bioinformatics and trying to self-study. I'm reading a bioinformatics book: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms and ran into some problems about understanding the proof of ...
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Database of Cell Volumes by Cell Ontology?

Are there any databases that have aggregated information on cell volumes? Most useful would be a database keyed by cell ontology (e.g., CL:0000236 for B cell). ...
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Voom function from limma package and Normalization on counts data

I know that Voom function from limma package converts raw counts into log-CPM values and then Normalization is applied on that, with normalize.method argument. But I would like to know clearly how ...
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Download data from the Human Microbiome Project via ascp

I have asked this question in biostars, but I am trying here as well as people working with "omics" data might be able to help. I think my issue relates understanding how large data storage on online ...

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