We’ve just released a new version of
Magic-BLAST with several new, user-driven enhancements like:
Nanopore sequence alignment
Improved multithreading performance
Support for the new BLAST database version,
BLASTDBv5, that allows you to limit your search by taxonomy More reliable placements of reads
The new executables are available on the NCBI
paper (PMID: 31345161), published in July 2019 by BMC Bioinformatics, presents the usage accuracy of Magic-BLAST.
Magic-BLAST aligns next generation DNA- and RNA-Seq sequencing reads. Read more about the latest version of Magic-BLAST in the
This blog post is geared toward genomics professionals.
From January 5th-7th, 2015, NCBI, in conjunction with the NIH Office of Data Science, held a genomics hackathon, where genomics professionals gathered to write useful, efficient pipelines for people new to genomics.
announced the hackathon, over 130 qualified applicants expressed interest in attending. Four team leads chose 23 attendees from this pool, then assigned initial predefined roles and provided biological guidance for a product in one of four subject areas: DNA-Seq, RNA-Seq, Epigenomics and Metagenomics. Continue reading “NCBI’s First Hackathon: Advanced Bioinformatic Analysis of Next-Gen Sequencing Data”