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Bioinformatic analysis for biologists - part 2/3

In part 1, we described the steps involved in obtaining sequencing reads from ChIP-Seq libraries. In this post, we describe how to align the raw reads to a reference genome, and normalize.

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How to set up an electronic lab notebook

The demand for electronic lab notebooks (ELN) has grown substantially. Fortunately, the number of available apps on the market has also increased to more than 60. Unlike the general-purpose word processing (e.g. MS Word) and image editing (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) apps, however, it is important to note that each ELN ...

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Bioinformatic analysis for biologists - part 1/3

In this three-part series, we will introduce the basics of bioinformatic analysis for ChIP-Seq data. These posts are aimed at biologists with little to no background in bioinformatics. If you work at the bench and have a bunch of ChIP-Seq data waiting to be analyzed by a bioinformatician, why not ...

Why you shouldn't use evernote as a lab notebook

Choosing to switch from paper to an electronic lab notebook can be risky, and long-term effects on your lab notes and note-taking behavior needs to be considered carefully before choosing the appropriate lab notebook app.

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