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Papers of Note: Feb 22, 2011


The draft genome of the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis.
Mitreva M, Jasmer DP, Zarlenga DS, Wang Z, et al.
Nat Genet. 2011 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Confounded by sequencing depth in association studies of rare alleles.
Garner C.
Genet Epidemiol. 2011 Feb 16. doi: 10.1002/gepi.20574. [Epub ahead of print]

Global analysis of disease-related DNA sequence variation in 10 healthy individuals: Implications for whole genome-based clinical diagnostics.
Moore B, Hu H, Singleton M, Reese MG, et al.
Genet Med. 2011 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Identifying dispersed epigenomic domains from ChIP-seq data.
Song Q, Smith AD.
Bioinformatics. 2011 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Exome sequencing links gene mutation in angiopoietin-like protein 3 with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Glazer NL.
Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 Feb 1;4(1):100-1.

Subunit dimers of {alpha}-hemolysin expand the engineering toolbox for protein nanopores.
Hammerstein AF, Jayasinghe L, Bayley H.
J Biol Chem. 2011 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Sequence-based physical mapping of complex genomes by whole genome profiling.
van Oeveren J, de Ruiter M, Jesse T, van der Poel H, et al.
Genome Res. 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]

CNVnator: An approach to discover, genotype and characterize typical and atypical CNVs from family and population genome sequencing.
Abyzov A, Urban AE, Snyder M, Gerstein M.
Genome Res. 2011 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]

High-throughput 454 resequencing for allele discovery and recombination mapping in Plasmodium falciparum.
Samarakoon U, Regier A, Tan A, Desany BA, et al.
BMC Genomics. 2011 Feb 17;12(1):116.

Sensitive gene fusion detection using ambiguously mapping RNA-seq read pairs.
Kinsella M, Harismendy O, Nakano M, Frazer KA, Bafna V.
Bioinformatics. 2011 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Detecting common copy number variants in high-throughput sequencing data by using JointSLM algorithm.
Magi A, Benelli M, Yoon S, Roviello F, Torricelli F.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Improving SNP discovery by base alignment quality.
Li H.
Bioinformatics. 2011 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

The salt-responsive transcriptome of chickpea roots and nodules via deepSuperSAGE.
Molina C, Zaman-Allah M, Khan F, Fatnassi N, Horres et al.
BMC Plant Biol. 2011 Feb 14;11(1):31.

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