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In Print: Last Week's Sequencing-Related Papers of Note: Feb 21, 2012

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Detection of a possible bioterrorism agent, Francisella sp., in a clinical specimen using next-generation direct DNA sequencing.
Kuroda M, Sekizuka T, Shinya F, Takeuchi F, et al.
J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]


GemSIM: General, error-model based SIMulator of next-generation sequencing data.
McElroy KE, Luciani F, Thomas T.
BMC Genomics. 2012 Feb 15;13(1):74.


Positional correlation analysis improves reconstruction of full-length transcripts and alternative isoforms from noisy array signals or short reads.
Kawaguchi S, Iida K, Harada E, Hanada K, et al.
Bioinformatics. 2012 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]


Identification of novel microRNAs in Hevea brasiliensis and computational prediction of their targets.
Gebelin V, Argout X, Engchuan W, Pitollat B, et al.
BMC Plant Biol. 2012 Feb 13;12(1):18.


Comparative analysis of different label-free mass spectrometry based protein abundance estimates and their correlation with RNA-seq gene expression data.
Ning K, Fermin D, Nesvizhskii AI.
J Proteome Res. 2012 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

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