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Papers of Note: Aug 10, 2010


Quartz nanopore membranes for suspended bilayer ion channel recordings.
Schibel AE, Edwards T, Kawano R, Lan W, White HS.
Anal Chem. 2010 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Computational identification of tissue-specific alternative splicing elements in mouse genes from RNA-seq.
Wen J, Chiba A, Cai X.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity.
Srivastava M, Simakov O, Chapman J, Fahey B, et al.
Nature. 2010 Aug 5;466(7307):720-726.

Preparation and analysis of microRNA libraries using the Illumina massively parallel sequencing technology.
Morin RD, Zhao Y, Prabhu AL, Dhalla N, et al.
Methods Mol Biol. 2010;650:173-99.

A practical, bioinformatic workflow system for large data sets generated by next-generation sequencing.
Cantacessi C, Jex AR, Hall RS, Young ND, et al.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Transcriptome sequencing, microarray, and proteomic analyses reveal cellular and metabolic impact of hepatitis C virus infection in vitro.
Woodhouse SD, Narayan R, Latham S, Lee S, et al.
Hepatology. 2010 Aug;52(2):443-53.

Nanopore fabrication in amorphous Si: Viscous flow model and comparison to experiment.
George HB, Tang Y, Chen X, Li J, et al.
J Appl Phys. 2010 Jul 1;108(1):14310.

Using paired-end sequences to optimize parameters for alignment of sequence reads against related genomes.
Ratnakumar A, McWilliam S, Barris W, Dalrymple BP.
BMC Genomics. 2010 Aug 3;11(1):458.

Comprehensive BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation analyses and review of French Canadian families with at least three cases of breast cancer.
Cavallone L, Arcand SL, Maugard CM, Nolet S, Gaboury LA, Mes-Masson AM, Ghadirian P, Provencher D, Tonin PN.
Fam Cancer. 2010 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Molecular characterization of partial fusion gene and C-terminus extension length of haemagglutinin-neuraminidase gene of recently isolated Newcastle disease virus isolates in Malaysia.
Berhanu A, Ideris A, Omar AR, Bejo MH.
Virol J. 2010 Aug 8;7(1):183. [Epub ahead of print]

Different mutation patterns of Plasmodium falciparum among patients in Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia.
Eshetu T, Berens-Riha N, Fekadu S, Tadesse Z, Gurkov R, Holscher M, Loscher T, Barreto Miranda I.
Malar J. 2010 Aug 7;9(1):226. [Epub ahead of print]

Possible use of ail and foxA polymorphisms for detecting pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica.
Huang Y, Wang X, Cui Z, Yang Y, Xiao Y, Tang L, Kan B, Xu J, Jing H.
BMC Microbiol. 2010 Aug 7;10(1):211. [Epub ahead of print]

Prognostic impact of isocitrate dehydrogenase enzyme isoforms 1 and 2 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia: a study by the acute leukemia French association group.
Boissel N, Nibourel O, Renneville A, Gardin C, Reman O, Contentin N, Bordessoule D, Pautas C, de Revel T, Quesnel B, Huchette P, Philippe N, Geffroy S, Terre C, Thomas X, Castaigne S, Dombret H, Preudhomme C.
J Clin Oncol. 2010 Aug 10;28(23):3717-23.

Neurofibromatosis type 2: molecular and clinical analyses in Argentine sporadic and familial cases.
Ferrer M, Schulze A, Gonzalez S, Ferreiro V, Ciavarelli P, Otero J, Giliberto F, Basso A, Szijan I.
Neurosci Lett. 2010 Aug 9;480(1):49-54.

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