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In Print: Last Week's Sequencing-Related Papers of Note: Jan 7, 2014


Short barcodes for next generation sequencing.
Mir K, Neuhaus K, Bossert M, Schober S.
PLOS One. 2013 Dec 30;8(12):e82933.

Reconstructing Native American migrations from whole-genome and whole-exome data.
Gravel S, Zakharia F, Moreno-Estrada A, Byrnes JK, et al.
PLOS Genet. 2013 Dec;9(12):e1004023.

Full-length RNA-seq from single cells using Smart-seq2.
Picelli S, Faridani OR, Björklund AK, Winberg G, et al.
Nat Protoc. 2014 Jan;9(1):171-181.

Two-phase and family-based designs for next-generation sequencing studies.
Thomas DC, Yang Z, Yang F.
Front Genet. 2013 Dec 13;4:276.

High-throughput platform for real-time monitoring of biological processes by multicolor single-molecule fluorescence.
Chen J, Dalal RV, Petrov AN, Tsai A, et al.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Neutral genomic regions refine models of recent rapid human population growth.
Gazave E, Ma L, Chang D, Coventry A, et al.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

An extensive evaluation of read trimming effects on Illumina NGS data analysis.
Del Fabbro C, Scalabrin S, Morgante M, Giorgi FM.
PLOS One. 2013 Dec 23;8(12):e85024.

Long-range genomic enrichment, sequencing, and assembly to determine unknown sequences flanking a known microRNA.
Ma Z, Axtell MJ.
PLOS One. 2013 Dec 20;8(12):e83721.

Development of an Illumina-based ChIP-exonuclease method provides insight into FoxA1-DNA binding properties.
Serandour AA, Brown GD, Cohen JD, Carroll JS.
Genome Biol. 2013 Dec 27;14(12):R147.

Systematic evaluation of bias in microbial community profiles induced by whole genome amplification.
Direito SO, Zaura E, Little M, Ehrenfreund P, Röling WF.
Environ Microbiol. 2013 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

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