Friday, 13 July 2012 at 3:46 pm
Information theory as an interdiciplinary field consisting of engineering, physics, bioinformatics, mathematics, and many others started with Claude E. Shannon's 1948 paper, "A mathematical theory of communication". Advancements in this field have been instrumental in improving communication across the world from data storage on disc drives to satellite communcations.
In this blog post, I will briefly go over what information theory is all about in an intuitve way and it's practical application to the field of bioinformatics and evolution. I am not an expert on information theory, so I welcome any corrections.
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 at 10:48 pm
I gave an overview of the 3 planarian transcriptomes in my last blog post. Since we do not have immediate access to all the raw data that went into the transcriptomes, we have to resort to merging the assembled transcriptomes according to their strengths and weaknesses.
Here are some thoughts on the 3 transcriptomes that'll need to be address when performing the merge:
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 at 1:48 pm
This post is taken directly from my blog at blog.nextgenetics.net.
In terms of sequences, there are currently quite a lot of data in the planarian (Schmidtea medterranea) field. We have an assembled genome from University of Washington's genome institute and various transcriptome assemblies using different sequencing platforms.