RECOMB 2016 List of Accepted Papers Available

RECOMB 2016, 20th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, has recently announced the list of accepted papers. This year, RECOMB will be held in Santa Monica, California April 17-21, 2016. RECOMB 2016 has accepted 35 papers from a variety of computational biology topics. The accepted papers will be presented as talks at […]

Paper Summary: Systematic bias and batch effects in single-cell RNA-Seq data

Single Cell RNA-seq technology has gained a lot of traction in the last few years, as it can help address a variety of interesting biological problems, ranging from studying development to cancer heterogeneity.  Since the first paper demonstrating the feasibility of single cell transcriptomics with, the number of cells one could assay is also increasing […]

Paper Summary: Fast and accurate single-cell RNA-seq analysis using equivalence class counts

One of the most common applications of single-cell RNA-seq data is to use it to characterize the heterogeneity of  cell populations and identify new cell types or sub-populations.  Typically one uses single-cell RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data, quantify gene expression on all cells and use the common gene-expression profile among the cells to characterize the cell-to-cell heterogeneity by […]

Illumina Announces MiniSeq, a new benchtop sequencer

Illumina announced MiniSeq, a new benchtop sequencing system, at this year’s JPM. With MiniSeq, Illumina hopes to offer NGS workflow solution for every lab. MiniSeq is priced at $49,500 USD, to make it easy for any laboratory to adopt NGS. The MiniSeq System is expected to be available early in the first quarter of 2016. MiniSeq […]

AGBT 2016 Schedule is here

Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting,  one of the most anticipated genomics meetings’ full schedule is available now. This year’s main AGBT conference is from 10th February to 13th February, at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida. (Notice the venue change just for this year).  Starting from this year, AGBT has two meetings one […]