Forum:Crac: Funny And/Or Weird Names For Bioinformatics Tools
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The latest Article Alert from Genome Biology had a software tool that caught my attention

I started imagining headlines of the sorts: CRAC Leads to Breakthroughs

What other weird or funny names for tools/methodologies are out there?

By the way here is a suggestion for a good bioinformatics tool name: YOLO

Or even better YORO meaning You can Only Run it Once

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It's not bioinformatics, but I'll never get over the fact that the Copper (Cu) Nanotubues (NT) paper got published without anyone googling the acronym once...

Source: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2007/CC/B614147A

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You could also check funny names for biological entities. Have you checked if your proteins http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/protein?cmd=&term=will+die+slowly&go=Go

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SES 8.5k

One of the best I've seen is MethLAB. When combined with CRAC, you are guaranteed results.

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Have some freebayes while you're at it.

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Homer drinks T-Coffee with new Tophat, shiny Cufflinks , a charming Bowtie and Tuxedo on, to BLAST some MUSCLE, when stressed, he detours to MethLAB for some CRAC!! :)

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... just to find himself waking up in JAIL the next mornig...

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...wishing he had sticked to BACCardI in that BAR+....

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Realizing not a SMART decision, now, drenched in dirt, thinking SOAP would help, or asking DAVID for his SuperFamily to pull some STRING else life will turn from a SoftBerry to a 3D JigSaw ....

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adding cummeRbund to what he is wearing!!

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BioNOT is a searchable database of negated biomedical sentences.

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Wow, this is maybe one of the most important biomedical text-mining applications (honestly)!

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BioApps ▴ 780

Can I enlist myself here with my software?

Kitten Dereplicator

The idea was given by Pierre Lindenbaum in this post: Kitten - A DNA Sequence Dereplicator & Cluster Viewer (GUI)

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Jordan ★ 1.2k

I liked the idea of Tuxedo (cufflinks, tophat and bowtie) in RNA Sequencing analysis. Makes one feel like a spy or something!!

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ARYANA: Aligning Reads by Yet Another Approach

Proceedings Milad Gholami1†, Aryan Arbabi2†, Ali Sharifi-Zarchi34, Hamidreza Chitsaz5 and Mehdi Sadeghi  BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15(Suppl 9):S12 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-S9-S12
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/15/S9/S12

via @kbradnam

You have to admire the honesty of the name! BMC Bioinformatics | ARYANA: Aligning Reads by Yet Another Approach http://t.co/7WqfKICbtY

— Keith Bradnam (@kbradnam) September 17, 2014

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8.1 years ago

SNVER MEME APE

And for the perverts:

BEDTOOLS

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there was a situation where I was talking about bedtools and I happened to say bamtobed - someone in the first row started laughing, and it spread - I was puzzled at first eventually I got it

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Daniel ★ 3.8k

The recent addition of UPARSE to Robert Edgar's U* software (UCLUST, USEARCH, UCHIME) amuses me disproportionately to how funny it actually is.

(If you're missing the joke, this deconstruction may help: UP-ARSE)

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These aren't purely bioinformatics methods, but they require considerable bioinformatics expertise:

ChIA-PET (See also this important related supporting material)

Hi-C (With related material on how to replicate the groundbreaking but controversial Ecto-Cooler method )

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Mary 11k

I thought this was doomed: G-nome Surfer http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1071581912000924

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plus they propose a multi-touch interface - I don't even know what to say

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Fred ▴ 750

A few funny bioinformatics tool names :

SARUMAN : Semiglobal Alignment of short Reads Using CUDA and NeedleMAN-Wunsch http://bit.ly/e0tQry

NORMA-Gene: A simple and robust method for qPCR normalization based on target gene data http://bit.ly/iS3lLC

Sniper: improved SNP discovery by multiply mapping deep sequenced reads http://bit.ly/m5tSZw

LinkinPath: From Sequence to Interconnected Pathway http://bit.ly/iqDepz

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GAG - The Genome Annotation Generator

http://genomeannotation.github.io/GAG/

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komal.rathi ★ 3.8k

YASARA (Yet Another Scientific Artificial Reality Application) 

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Ha! I just saw almost that today on twitter:

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6.2 years ago

The name will likely get changed at some point (I'm slowly putting together what will likely become "MethTools"), but I picked PileOMeth as a name to intentionally be somewhat funny. I like to picture Walter White when I type it...

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Amber ?

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My favourite has been Project HOPE (try to google it ;) ).

Also, there are two JANEs: http://biosemantics.org/jane and http://jane.bioapps.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de Although they were not published in the same journal.

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Brice Sarver ★ 3.6k

FUBAR, an improved method for detecting signatures of selection implemented within HyPhy.

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/18/molbev.mst030.short

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rbagnall ★ 1.7k

The CRAPome

a contaminant repository for affinity purification-mass spectrometry data.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23921808

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Garan ▴ 670

Probably abit of a UK specific one (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=baps) but;

Bayesian Analysis of Population Structure (BAPS)

http://www.helsinki.fi/bsg/software/BAPS/

But since this was often linked with Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (Nomenclature des unités territoriales statistiques aka NUTS)  presenting on the subject was a pain.

 

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here is another "wordplay" on pooled population: PoPoolation https://code.google.com/p/popoolation/

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Cliff Beall ▴ 450

I always thought Picard was a funny name. Were the authors Star Trek fans?

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Biojl ★ 1.7k

I named my tool PALO. Which in spanish mean wooden stick... and also when you feel lazy to do something in street language.

http://evolutionarygenomics.imim.es/josepl/codeigniter/index.php/pages/view/home

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5.6 years ago

Someone has been giving out awards to projects with silly accronyms.

http://www.acgt.me/blog?tag=jabba

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