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Last Week's Sequencing-Related Papers of Note: Feb 11, 2014

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SASI-seq: sample assurance spike-ins, and highly differentiating 384 barcoding for Illumina sequencing.
Quail MA, Smith M, Jackson D, Leonard S, et al.
BMC Genomics. 2014 Feb 7;15(1):110.


A rat RNA-seq transcriptomic BodyMap across 11 organs and 4 developmental stages.
Yu Y, Fuscoe JC, Zhao C, Guo C, et al.
Nat Commun. 2014 Feb 10;5:3230.


Pore-size reduction protocol for SiN membrane nanopore using the thermal reflow in nanoimprinting for nanobio-based sensing.
Lee DS, Song HW, Choi CG, Jung MY.
J Biomed Opt. 2014 May 1;19(5):51211.


The HTS barcode checker pipeline, a tool for automated detection of illegally traded species from high-throughput sequencing data.
Lammers Y, Peelen T, Vos RA, Gravendeel B.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2014 Feb 6;15(1):44.


A simple method for gene phasing using mate pair sequencing.
Cradic KW, Murphy SJ, Drucker TM, Sikkink RA, et al.
BMC Med Genet. 2014 Feb 6;15(1):19.


Improving read mapping using additional prefix grams.
Kim J, Li C, Xie X.
BMC Bioinformatics. 2014 Feb 5;15(1):42.


Re-sequencing expands our understanding of the phenotypic impact of variants at GWAS loci.
Service SK, Teslovich TM, Fuchsberger C, Ramensky V, et al.
PLOS Genet. 2014 Jan 30;10(1):e1004147.


Relationship estimation from whole-genome sequence data.
Li H, Glusman G, Hu H, Shankaracharya, et al.
PLOS Genet. 2014 Jan 30;10(1):e1004144.


Empirical assessment of RAD sequencing for interspecific phylogeny.
Cruaud A, Gautier M, Galan M, Foucaud J, et al.
Mol Biol Evol. 2014 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]


Regulating the transport of DNA through biofriendly nanochannels in a thin solid membrane.
Wang D, Harrer S, Luan B, Stolovitzky G, et al.
Sci Rep. 2014 Feb 5;4:3985.


Comparison of three next-generation sequencing platforms for metagenomic sequencing and identification of pathogens in blood.
Frey KG, Herrera-Galeano JE, Redden CL, Luu TV, et al.
BMC Genomics. 2014 Feb 4;15(1):96.


Comprehensive analysis to improve the validation rate for single nucleotide variants detected by next-generation sequencing.
Park MH, Rhee H, Park JH, Woo HM, et al.
PLOS One. 2014 Jan 29;9(1):e86664.


Whole-genome sequence of a flatfish provides insights into ZW sex chromosome evolution and adaptation to a benthic lifestyle.
Chen S, Zhang G, Shao C, Huang Q, et al.
Nat Genet. 2014 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]


Voom: precision weights unlock linear model analysis tools for RNA-seq read counts.
Law CW, Chen Y, Shi W, Smyth GK.
Genome Biol. 2014 Feb 3;15(2):R29.


Origin of current blockades in nanopore translocation experiments.
Kesselheim S, Müller W, Holm C.
Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Jan 10;112(1):018101.


Escape of DNA from a weakly biased thin nanopore: experimental evidence for a universal diffusive behavior.
Hoogerheide DP, Albertorio F, Golovchenko JA.
Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Dec 13;111(24):248301.

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