Author Archives: hollybik

Phylogeny-aware comparisons of microbial communities – EdgePCA and Squash Clustering

I’m jumping on the bandwagon with a blog post about this new PLoS ONE paper (taking the lead from the man in charge in my lab) because the algorithms are just so exciting: Matsen FA IV, Evans SN. (2013)¬†Edge Principal … Continue reading

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Dramatically reducing sequencing error via Duplex Tag sequencing

An exciting new study was published in PNAS last month, an open access paper entitled¬†“Detection of ultra-rare mutations by next-generation sequencing”. This new method has the potential to open up a new frontier in Next-gen sequencing bioinformatics, since it allows … Continue reading

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