Using GATK to call indels in bacterial genomes

TL:DR If you are interested in calling indels with GATK, check out the below. If not, don’t. ——————————————————– So, this annoying guy asked me to add an analysis of indels* to a paper that has been itching to get off my desk for months. I finally got around to doing this, so thought I would…

Adventures with Nanopore

This is a guest post by Alex Jironkin (@biocomputerist) in the core bioinformatics group at Colindale. TL;DR: Try assembling your hybrid Illumina-MinION data with smaller number of kmers for better assemblies By now you probably heard about the new Nanopore technology, it is truly marvellous bit of engineering. The DNA strands are pulled through the…

Link postcode with constituency

TL:DR If you are interested in linking postcode and constituency, see 2015.04.03.postcode_to_constituency_lookup.tsv.gz in this git repo. You can then link constituency with demographic info here I was impressed by the Democratic Dashboard website recently. You pop in your postcode and it tells you lots of info about your electoral constituency, the demographic make up, as well as the…