Monthly Archives: April 2015

Culture Methods

One of the current challenges in metagenomic studies and relying on sequence data is to determine whether the organisms you characterize are alive or not. Indeed, just finding DNA of Staphylococcus aureus on a wooden bench or subway pole doesn’t mean the organism is alive. Thus, to supplement our metagenomic profile of the subway system […]

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Run the PathoMap Human Ancestry Pipeline on Arvados!

Introduction PathoMap started with a simple idea; can we collect and study DNA from the New York City subway stations? We soon found the answer to be “yes!” And so we began to create a to do list: Collect samples from all 468 stations………………………Complete Extract DNA from all samples………………………………..Complete Prepare libraries and sequence samples……………………Complete Classify […]

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