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Right reads, wrong index? Concerns with data from Illumina’s HiSeq 4000

Commanding around a 70% share of a 1.3 billion USD market, Illumina is the major player in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. More likely than not, if you’re a molecular ecologist working with NGS data, you’ve run your samples on a … Continue reading

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Handling microbial contamination in NGS data

Until recently, I had given little thought to the potential for unwanted microbial contamination in high throughput sequence data. I suspect that if you’re a molecular ecologist who doesn’t primarily study microbes or work with ancient DNA, you’re in a … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Summer Meetings Round-up

Summer conferences are some of the best places to get up-to-date with your field, meet new collaborators, and hatch new ideas. The Molecular Ecologist contributors will be out in force this year, and we’d like to meet you! Below you … Continue reading

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A note about e-mail subscriptions

If you recieve The Molecular Ecologist by e-mail, you’re far from alone — we have almost 650 subscribers recieving e-mailed posts via the Feedburner service. (How do you know if you’re one of them? You are if you’re reading this … Continue reading

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Our crowdfunding campaign wrapped up last night at midnight, with a total of $1240 pledged by 24 supporters — enough to support the basic costs of the blog, and to tackle some of our more ambitious plans for the future, … Continue reading

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The current people and future content of TME

The crowdfunding campaign to support this blog has reached the first goal: maintaining the basic infrastructure that keeps the lights on. Woohoo! The next goal? Supporting the people who work hard to bring you interesting content. Who are we? We are researchers, … Continue reading

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Help us build an independent future for The Molecular Ecologist

Back at the beginning of the year, I laid out a plan for community support of The Molecular Ecologist — today, after two busy months, I’m excited to announce that we’re finally launching the first stage of that plan, a crowdfunding … Continue reading

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