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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453672/primerize-2d-automated-primer-design-for-rna-multidimensional-chemical-mapping
#1
Siqi Tian, Rhiju Das
Summary: Rapid RNA synthesis of comprehensive single mutant libraries and targeted multiple mutant libraries is enabling new multidimensional chemical approaches to solve RNA structures. PCR assembly of DNA templates and in vitro transcription allow synthesis and purification of hundreds of RNA mutants in a cost-effective manner, with sharing of primers across constructs allowing significant reductions in expense. However, these protocols require organization of primer locations across numerous 96 well plates and guidance for pipetting, non-trivial tasks for which informatics and visualization tools can prevent costly errors...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453671/wright-fisher-exact-solver-wfes-scalable-analysis-of-population-genetic-models-without-simulation-or-diffusion-theory
#2
Ivan Krukov, Bianca de Sanctis, A P Jason de Koning
Motivation: The simplifying assumptions that are used widely in theoretical population genetics may not always be appropriate for empirical population genetics. General computational approaches that do not require the assumptions of classical theory are therefore quite desirable. One such general approach is provided by the theory of absorbing Markov chains, which can be used to obtain exact results by directly analyzing population genetic Markov models, such as the classic bi-allelic Wright-Fisher model...
May 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447426/next-generation-sequencing-as-a-tool-for-breakpoint-analysis-in-rearrangements-of-the-globin-gene-clusters
#3
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B E Clark, C Shooter, F Smith, D Brawand, S L Thein
INTRODUCTION: Next-generation sequencing (NGS), now embedded within genomic laboratories, is well suited to the detection of small sequence changes but is less well adapt for detecting structural variants (SV), mainly due to the relatively short sequence reads. Of the available target enrichment methods, bait capture or whole-genome sequencing appears better suited to detecting SV as there is less PCR amplification and is therefore more representative of the genome being sequenced. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 2015, we described the first inversion/deletion causing εγδβ- thalassemia using an NGS approach, with base-pair resolution...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442608/unexpected-relations-of-historical-anthrax-strain
#4
M H Antwerpen, J W Sahl, D Birdsell, T Pearson, M J Pearce, C Redmond, H Meyer, P S Keim
In 1998, it was claimed that an 80-year-old glass tube intentionally filled with Bacillus anthracis and embedded in a sugar lump as a WWI biological weapon still contained viable spores. Today, genome sequencing of three colonies isolated in 1998 and subjected to phylogenetic analysis surprisingly identified a well-known B. anthracis reference strain isolated in the United States in 1981, pointing to accidental laboratory contamination.IMPORTANCE Next-generation sequencing and subsequent phylogenetic analyses are useful and reliable tools for the classification of recent and historical samples...
April 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438193/pathos-a-decision-support-system-for-reporting-high-throughput-sequencing-of-cancers-in-clinical-diagnostic-laboratories
#5
Kenneth D Doig, Andrew Fellowes, Anthony H Bell, Andrei Seleznev, David Ma, Jason Ellul, Jason Li, Maria A Doyle, Ella R Thompson, Amit Kumar, Luis Lara, Ravikiran Vedururu, Gareth Reid, Thomas Conway, Anthony T Papenfuss, Stephen B Fox
BACKGROUND: The increasing affordability of DNA sequencing has allowed it to be widely deployed in pathology laboratories. However, this has exposed many issues with the analysis and reporting of variants for clinical diagnostic use. Implementing a high-throughput sequencing (NGS) clinical reporting system requires a diverse combination of capabilities, statistical methods to identify variants, global variant databases, a validated bioinformatics pipeline, an auditable laboratory workflow, reproducible clinical assays and quality control monitoring throughout...
April 24, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430949/capturing-non-local-interactions-by-long-short-term-memory-bidirectional-recurrent-neural-networks-for-improving-prediction-of-protein-secondary-structure-backbone-angles-contact-numbers-and-solvent-accessibility
#6
Rhys Heffernan, Yuedong Yang, Kuldip Paliwal, Yaoqi Zhou
Motivation: The accuracy of predicting protein local and global structural properties such as secondary structure and solvent accessible surface area has been stagnant for many years because of the challenge of accounting for non-local interactions between amino acid residues that are close in three-dimensional structural space but far from each other in their sequence positions. All existing machine-learning techniques relied on a sliding window of 10-20 amino acid residues to capture some "short to intermediate" non-local interactions...
April 18, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426524/beyond-cascade-screening-detection-of-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-at-childhood-immunization-and-other-strategies
#7
Andrew C Martin, Damon A Bell, Tom Brett, Gerald F Watts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a common genetic disorder that accelerates premature coronary heart disease. Although effective treatments are available, the majority of individuals remain undiagnosed. We review new evidence for improving the detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have demonstrated that universal screening of children for familial hypercholesterolaemia may be highly effective at the time of immunization if combined with reverse cascade testing of adult family members, who have a more immediate risk of a coronary event...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423032/complete-study-demonstrating-the-absence-of-rhabdovirus-in-a-distinct-sf9-cell-line
#8
Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Daniel Macri, Indresh Srivastava, Clifton McPherson, Rachael Felberbaum, Penny Post, Manon Cox
A putative novel rhabdovirus (SfRV) was previously identified in a Spodoptera frugiperda cell line (Sf9 cells [ATCC CRL-1711 lot 58078522]) by next generation sequencing and extensive bioinformatic analysis. We performed an extensive analysis of our Sf9 cell bank (ATCC CRL-1711 lot 5814 [Sf9L5814]) to determine whether this virus was already present in cells obtained from ATCC in 1987. Inverse PCR of DNA isolated from Sf9 L5814 cellular DNA revealed integration of SfRV sequences in the cellular genome. RT-PCR of total RNA showed a deletion of 320 nucleotides in the SfRV RNA that includes the transcriptional motifs for genes X and L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422718/validation-and-optimization-of-the-ion-torrent-s5-xl-sequencer-and-oncomine-workflow-for-brca1-and-brca2-genetic-testing
#9
Saeam Shin, Yoonjung Kim, Seoung Chul Oh, Nae Yu, Seung-Tae Lee, Jong Rak Choi, Kyung-A Lee
In this study, we validated the analytical performance of BRCA1/2 sequencing using Ion Torrent's new bench-top sequencer with amplicon panel with optimized bioinformatics pipelines. Using 43 samples that were previously validated by Illumina's MiSeq platform and/or by Sanger sequencing/multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, we amplified the target with the Oncomine™ BRCA Research Assay and sequenced on Ion Torrent S5 XL (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA). We compared two bioinformatics pipelines for optimal processing of S5 XL sequence data: the Torrent Suite with a plug-in Torrent Variant Caller (Thermo Fisher Scientific), and commercial NextGENe software (Softgenetics, State College, PA, USA)...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408407/using-next-generation-sequencing-to-explore-genetics-and-race-in-the-high-school-classroom
#10
Xinmiao Yang, Mark R Hartman, Kristin T Harrington, Candice M Etson, Matthew B Fierman, Donna K Slonim, David R Walt
With the development of new sequencing and bioinformatics technologies, concepts relating to personal genomics play an increasingly important role in our society. To promote interest and understanding of sequencing and bioinformatics in the high school classroom, we developed and implemented a laboratory-based teaching module called "The Genetics of Race." This module uses the topic of race to engage students with sequencing and genetics. In the experimental portion of this module, students isolate their own mitochondrial DNA using standard biotechnology techniques and collect next-generation sequencing data to determine which of their classmates are most and least genetically similar to themselves...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400467/use-of-the-genereader-ngs-system-in-a-clinical-pathology-laboratory-a-comparative-study
#11
Ulrike Koitzsch, Carina Heydt, Hans Attig, Isabelle Immerschitt, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Alessandro Fammartino, Reinhard H Büttner, Yi Kong, Margarete Odenthal
Despite its successful use in academic research, next-generation sequencing (NGS) still represents many challenges for routine clinical adoption due to its inherent complexity and specialised expertise typically required to set-up, test and operate a complete workflow.This study aims to evaluate QIAGEN's newly launched GeneReader NGS System solution in a pathology laboratory setting by assessing the system's ease of use, sequencing accuracy and data reproducibility. Our laboratory was able to implement the system and validate its performance using clinical samples in direct comparison to an approved Sanger sequencing platform and to an alternative in-house NGS technology...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381603/comprehensive-whole-genome-sequencing-and-reporting-of-drug-resistance-profiles-on-clinical-cases-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-new-york-state
#12
Joseph Shea, Tanya A Halse, Pascal Lapierre, Matthew Shudt, Donna Kohlerschmidt, Patrick Van Roey, Ronald Limberger, Jill Taylor, Vincent Escuyer, Kimberlee A Musser
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is a newer alternative for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, capable of providing rapid drug resistance profiles while performing species identification and capturing the data necessary for genotyping. Our laboratory developed and validated a comprehensive and sensitive WGS assay to characterize Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) strains, comprised of a novel DNA extraction, optimized library preparation, paired-end WGS, and an in-house developed bioinformatics pipeline...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379341/biocontainers-an-open-source-and-community-driven-framework-for-software-standardization
#13
Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, Björn A Grüning, Saulo Alves Aflitos, Hannes L Röst, Julian Uszkoreit, Harald Barsnes, Marc Vaudel, Pablo Moreno, Laurent Gatto, Jonas Weber, Mingze Bai, Rafael C Jimenez, Timo Sachsenberg, Julianus Pfeuffer, Roberto Vera Alvarez, Johannes Griss, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Yasset Perez-Riverol
Motivation: BioContainers (biocontainers.pro) is an open-source and community-driven framework which provides platform independent executable environments for bioinformatics software. BioContainers allows labs of all sizes to easily install bioinformatics software, maintain multiple versions of the same software and combine tools into powerful analysis pipelines. BioContainers is based on popular open-source projects Docker and rkt frameworks, that allow software to be installed and executed under an isolated and controlled environment...
March 30, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365737/literature-consistency-of-bioinformatics-sequence-databases-is-effective-for-assessing-record-quality
#14
Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek, Karin Verspoor, Justin Zobel
Bioinformatics sequence databases such as Genbank or UniProt contain hundreds of millions of records of genomic data. These records are derived from direct submissions from individual laboratories, as well as from bulk submissions from large-scale sequencing centres; their diversity and scale means that they suffer from a range of data quality issues including errors, discrepancies, redundancies, ambiguities, incompleteness and inconsistencies with the published literature. In this work, we seek to investigate and analyze the data quality of sequence databases from the perspective of a curator, who must detect anomalous and suspicious records...
January 1, 2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361054/validation-and-utilization-of-a-clinical-next-generation-sequencing-panel-for-selected-cardiovascular-disorders
#15
Patrícia B S Celestino-Soper, Hongyu Gao, Ty C Lynnes, Hai Lin, Yunlong Liu, Katherine G Spoonamore, Peng-Sheng Chen, Matteo Vatta
The development of high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) has allowed for thousands of DNA loci to be interrogated simultaneously in a fast and economical method for the detection of clinically deleterious variants. Whenever a clinical diagnosis is known, a targeted NGS approach involving the use of disease-specific gene panels can be employed. This approach is often valuable as it allows for a more specific and clinically relevant interpretation of results. Here, we describe the customization, validation, and utilization of a commercially available targeted enrichment platform for the scalability of clinical diagnostic cardiovascular genetic tests, including the design of the gene panels, the technical parameters for the quality assurance and quality control, the customization of the bioinformatics pipeline, and the post-bioinformatics analysis procedures...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356077/evolutionary-origin-and-function-of-nox4-art-an-arthropod-specific-nadph-oxidase
#16
Ana Caroline Paiva Gandara, André Torres, Ana Cristina Bahia, Pedro L Oliveira, Renata Schama
BACKGROUND: NADPH oxidases (NOX) are ROS producing enzymes that perform essential roles in cell physiology, including cell signaling and antimicrobial defense. This gene family is present in most eukaryotes, suggesting a common ancestor. To date, only a limited number of phylogenetic studies of metazoan NOXes have been performed, with few arthropod genes. In arthropods, only NOX5 and DUOX genes have been found and a gene called NOXm was found in mosquitoes but its origin and function has not been examined...
March 29, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336332/how-to-use-and-integrate-bioinformatics-tools-to-compare-proteomic-data-from-distinct-conditions-a-tutorial-using-the-pathological-similarities-between-aortic-valve-stenosis-and-coronary-artery-disease-as-a-case-study
#17
Fábio Trindade, Rita Ferreira, Beatriz Magalhães, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Inês Falcão-Pires, Rui Vitorino
Nowadays we are surrounded by a plethora of bioinformatics tools, powerful enough to deal with the large amounts of data arising from proteomic studies, but whose application is sometimes hard to find. Therefore, we used a specific clinical problem - to discriminate pathophysiology and potential biomarkers between two similar cardiovascular diseases, aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and coronary artery disease (CAD) - to make a step-by-step guide through four bioinformatics tools: STRING, DisGeNET, Cytoscape and ClueGO...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330108/identification-of-novel-snps-in-differentially-expressed-genes-and-its-association-with-horn-cancer-of-bos-indicus-bullocks-by-next-generation-sequencing
#18
P G Koringa, S J Jakhesara, D N Rank, C G Joshi
The use of polymorphic markers like SNPs promises to provide comprehensive tool for analysing genome and identifying genomic regions that contribute to cancer phenotype. Horn cancer is the most common cancer among Bos indicus animals. Increased expression of some genes due to polymorphisms increases risk of HC incidence. We successfully amplified 91 SNPs located in 69 genes in 52 samples, each of HC and HN. Equimolar concentration of amplicons from 69 PCR products of each sample was pooled and subjected to sequencing using Ion Torrent PGM...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327945/enhancing-knowledge-discovery-from-cancer-genomics-data-with-galaxy
#19
Marco A Albuquerque, Bruno M Grande, Elie J Ritch, Prasath Pararajalingam, Selin Jessa, Martin Krzywinski, Jasleen K Grewal, Sohrab P Shah, Paul C Boutros, Ryan D Morin
The field of cancer genomics has demonstrated the power of massively parallel sequencing techniques to inform on the genes and specific alterations that drive tumor onset and progression. Although large comprehensive sequence data sets continue to be made increasingly available, data analysis remains an ongoing challenge, particularly for laboratories lacking dedicated resources and bioinformatics expertise. To address this, we have produced a collection of Galaxy tools that represent many popular algorithms for detecting somatic genetic alterations from cancer genome and exome data...
March 9, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327206/lessons-learned-from-additional-research-analyses-of-unsolved-clinical-exome-cases
#20
Mohammad K Eldomery, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Tamar Harel, Jill A Rosenfeld, Tomasz Gambin, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Sébastien Küry, Sandra Mercier, Davor Lessel, Jonas Denecke, Wojciech Wiszniewski, Samantha Penney, Pengfei Liu, Weimin Bi, Seema R Lalani, Christian P Schaaf, Michael F Wangler, Carlos A Bacino, Richard Alan Lewis, Lorraine Potocki, Brett H Graham, John W Belmont, Fernando Scaglia, Jordan S Orange, Shalini N Jhangiani, Theodore Chiang, Harsha Doddapaneni, Jianhong Hu, Donna M Muzny, Fan Xia, Arthur L Beaudet, Eric Boerwinkle, Christine M Eng, Sharon E Plon, V Reid Sutton, Richard A Gibbs, Jennifer E Posey, Yaping Yang, James R Lupski
BACKGROUND: Given the rarity of most single-gene Mendelian disorders, concerted efforts of data exchange between clinical and scientific communities are critical to optimize molecular diagnosis and novel disease gene discovery. METHODS: We designed and implemented protocols for the study of cases for which a plausible molecular diagnosis was not achieved in a clinical genomics diagnostic laboratory (i.e. unsolved clinical exomes). Such cases were recruited to a research laboratory for further analyses, in order to potentially: (1) accelerate novel disease gene discovery; (2) increase the molecular diagnostic yield of whole exome sequencing (WES); and (3) gain insight into the genetic mechanisms of disease...
March 21, 2017: Genome Medicine
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