Bioinformatics Books!

With the start of 2017 Fall semester, the same standard stream of queries on twitter and linkedin comes along - what are some good reference books for bioinformatics Now that is indeed a good question. Bioinformatics itself is something that elicits wows from new acquaintances showing complete ignorance at the term. Moreover folks from all sorts [...]


Venn Diagrams Simplified

Not a week goes by without me having to compare multiple lists to evaluate overlap. Re-analyzing any data and comparing that with previously computed data, comparing results from multiple tools or multiple samples. Sometimes the unix commands diff, paste and join come handy, but most times am looking for some additional information. Almost always, am [...]

R Line Plots – the easiest fastest plot ever

What you need: Data R Eager Bioinformatician For data I used a file with 7 columns where the first column was a counter and the other columns (2-7) had different values that I would like to compare across using a line plot to visualize the variation in my data points Serves: As many data points [...]

HuGGV Poster – Analyzing Variants in 1000 Human Genome Data

Been sometime since I worked on this poster (almost a semester) but its in here before I get myself to work on these variation results and find some answers. Though its interesting to see the trends of different variation across different chromosomes. I found chromosome 19 to stand out in most comparisons. Need to dig [...]

BLAST reciprocal best hit for identifying Orthologs

I want to identify the derived sites in Arabidopsis thaliana - derived sites being the sites that have been derived in the population after evolution and are different from the sites in the ancestor sequence. Reconstructing the ancestral sequence could have been a way to go but instead of venturing in that domain we, hearing [...]