Has anyone calculated the edit distance between microRNAs? We want to know how many base changes there are between the microRNAs in miRBase.
I was about to align them all to each other (not sure which tools is the best for something like this), but thought I'd ask to see if there is already an answer.
However, the OP asks for edit distance between miRNAs. Blast would give the edit distance between best local alignments which might or might not be what it is asked.
Upvote for using "awesome" in the suggestion. Sounds good to me.