Question: Best book for (practical) Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics?
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gravatar for Samuel Lampa
2.4 years ago by
Samuel Lampa1.1k
Stockholm
Samuel Lampa1.1k wrote:

I'm taking a course in NextGen sequeincing bioinformatics in a couple of weeks, and wanted to start out preparing by reading a good book, preferrably with a strong focus on the practical aspects, but something that combines theory and practice is maybe even better.

I would hope to find something like the really best computer programming books, that combine a bit of theory with proper, well explained, hands-on examples.

Also, my background is that I have a M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering, but have mostly worked on the computational / infrastructure side of things in the bioinformatics field so far, so while I have a good foundation in biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics and programming / scripting, I feel I have a lot to learn about the specifics within (NGS) sequence analysis.

Looking forward to your recommendations?

(Edit: Of course, if the really best material is something online, please include that too!)

(Edit 2: Added my background)

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.4 years ago by rtliu1.9k • written 2.4 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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gravatar for Johan Hermansson
2.4 years ago by
Sweden
Johan Hermansson30 wrote:

Not sure about best or not, but perhaps you'll find https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Next_Generation_Sequencing_%28NGS%29 suitable for your needs. 

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.4 years ago by Johan Hermansson30

That's a great resource, although lacking in some areas e.g. the Chromatin page is empty

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by Daniel3.4k

Many thanks, Johan! :)

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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gravatar for rtliu
2.4 years ago by
rtliu1.9k
New Zealand
rtliu1.9k wrote:

RNA-seq Data Analysis: A Practical Approach

You could read the first chapter here

Besides,  Applied Bioinformatics 2014 by the BioStars creator is also very practical.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.4 years ago • written 2.4 years ago by rtliu1.9k

Many Thanks!

I definitely had the RNA-Seq book on my radar (and I will most probably get it at some point), as one of the authors is my colleague here at Scilifelab :) The type of "practical approach" book is exactly the type of book I'm looking for! Only I wanted to see if I could find something that covers NGS analysis a little broader than just the RNA-Seq part. 

Also, the Applied Bioinformatics course materials looks very interesting!

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.4 years ago • written 2.4 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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