Genome assembly has been a big challenge since the first methods for analysing DNA sequences saw the light of day. The challenge is primarily a result of our inability to read long fragments of DNA. With an explosion in the market for long read sequencing technologies (pacbio, nanopore, 10X, longas, etc) there is now hope […]
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What is wrong with correlating relative abundance? Everything!
(This post is the first in a small series compiled during my visit to Segata Lab in Trento, Italy) A provocative title I know, but as a young scientist venturing into the field of microbiology my concern about this is increasing to the point of now writing this blogpost. Sequencing data are inherently relative [Lovén et […]