HISAT2 for aligning reads against human population

HISAT2, the next iteration of HISAT – the splice-aware low memory alignment program by Daehwan Kim from Steven Salzberg’s team is out. Actually, the beta version of HISAT2 has been available since September, but somehow missed it until HISAT2 was presented as talk at #GI2015. HISAT2 is not just the next iteration of HISAT, HISAT2 can do […]

Software tools for Oxford Nanopore sequence data

Nature Methods has a nice technology feature on Oxford Nanopore,  MAP program, and the experiences of 1000’s of researchers who were part of Oxford Nanopore’s MAP program. Nanopores: a sequencer in your backpack Among  other interesting things about Nanopore sequencing, it also has a list of software tools developed for analyzing Oxford Nanopore sequence data […]

DNA.land: Enabling Crowd Sourced Genomic Research

DNA.land, a new webservice enabling crowdsourced genomic research, was launched by a team led by Yaniv Erlich and Joe Pickrell from NYGC  at this year’s ASHG. The new site enables anyone to share their genetic data with an “easy to understand consent form”, learn more about their genome and help scientists use the genetic data […]

ASHG 2015 Talks and Slides

ASHG 2015, one of the biggest Genetics/Genomics conference is underway in Baltimore. A number of ASHG 2105 participants have shared their talk/poster slides on twitter/web. Here is an attempt to collate the available slides. Please feel free to tweet @nextgeseek for any missing talks. If you ever thought you will never see “Time Dilation and […]

PacBio Announces A New Sequencer: PacBio Sequel

In case you missed it, Last week, PacBio – the leader in long-read sequencing technology, announced that it is launching a new sequencer Sequel.  Announcing the Sequel, just a few days before the start of this year’s ASHG conference at Baltimore, PacBio said it will showcase Sequel at the 2015 ASHG meeting. The Sequel system […]