Skip to main content

Genome Graphs, MCODE

Premium
The Genome Bioinformatics Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has released Genome Graphs, a new software tool for the UCSC Genome Browser that allows users to upload and display genome-wide data sets such as the results of genome-wide SNP association studies, linkage studies, and homozygosity mapping. Genome Graphs, available here, enables users to upload several sets of genome-wide data and display them simultaneously; click on an area of interest and go directly to the genome browser at that position; and set a significance threshold for data in order to view only regions that meet that threshold.
 

 
The University of Toronto has released a new version of MCODE, a Cytoscape plug-in that finds clusters, or highly interconnected regions, in a network. The new version, available here, offers support for Cytoscape 2.4.0 and allows users to explore individual cluster results interactively.

Filed under

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.