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I have published research works in the fields of granular matter physics, network sciencemachine learninguser interfaces and bioinformatics. But above all I like to create useful systems. I  enjoy the process of designing and implementing web based services that stand the test of time. My current project that I dedicate most my time to is an e-book on genomic data analysis:

  • The Biostar Handbook - it is modeled by the content on this site and is a comprehensive guide for beginning bioinformaticians.

I am the  maintainer of this site:

  • Biostar Q&A platform  more of a jack-of-all-trades:  lead developer, interface designer, database manager, sys admin, dev-ops etc. whatever needs to be done.

Currently I work as a  Professor of Bioinformatics at Penn State. Within that position I serve in various roles:

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Answer: A: differential gene expression analysis
... If what you are asking is whether you can compare control and treatment across different experiments then the answer is that you have to more careful (while you are doing it) and more transparent (when disseminating the results) about what you are doing. The statistical power of most methods will b ...
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Comment: C: Unable to install samtools in macOS Catalina
... See this issue as well: https://github.com/biostars/biostar-handbook-issues/issues/123 ...
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Comment: C: Unable to install samtools in macOS Catalina
... nowadays this needs a version number otherwise it installs a wrong version and does not pull the proper libraries: conda install samtools==1.10 ...
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Comment: C: Unable to install samtools in macOS Catalina
... rerun the installation, not so long ago conda developed a problem where it pulls the wrong version of samtools, the installation file has been recently updated to fix this error # Activate the bioinformatics enviroment. conda activate bioinfo # Install most bioinformatics tools c ...
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Answer: A: 'make' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or
... You would need to be running this in a Unix shell, all instructions refer to that environment. You can install the Linux Subsystem on Windows and run it through that. That being said, the code (in general) should run fine on Windows as well since Python is the only requirement. In that case, you ...
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Comment: C: Conservative sequence search from same organism of different species?
... If you think about your question you'll realize that it is lacking specificity. In general for the same organism, the entire sequence is conserved, after all it is the identical organism. A variant between the two sequences of the same organism, however large, should not be indicative of "lack of c ...
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Comment: C: Why does samtools mpileup skip positions?
... correct, add the -A flag and see if that fixes it, the next best quess is the BAQ cutoff. Alternatively, filter your BAM file for the location in question and look at the alignment properties over that location. ...
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Comment: C: how to format the featurecounts output ?
... The manual states: > "When counting reads to meta-features (eg. genes) columns ‘Chr’, ‘Start’, ‘End’ and ‘Strand’ may each contain multiple values (separated by semi-colons), which correspond to individual features included in the same meta-feature." Note how it states that semi colon is used t ...
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Answer: A: Why does samtools mpileup skip positions?
... the default invocation of the pileup command skips certain alignments that it deems unreliable. Alas, what gets skipped is not all that well documented. You need to figure out what filters are applied from the available flags: -A, --count-orphans do not discard anomalous read pairs -q ...
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Answer: A: How to download seqret method in Linux?
... Use conda to install the `emboss` package. `seqret` is part of the `emboss` distribution: Install conda as described in: https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html then install `emboss` from the bioconda channel: conda install -c bioconda emboss test the package works: seqret -h p ...
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