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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]

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.