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Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
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We Are Moving!
After a couple awesome years and over 100,000 views, Prophage is moving to a new site. Check out the first post on the new site here . Follow the link below for the new site. New Prophage Blog Site
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A Primer on Downloading Sequencing Data from MG-RAST & the SRA
One of the best set of resources we have for bioinformatics, and especially microbiome research, are the extensive and freely available DNA sequence archives. For the past few years, most studies have been (and in most cases required to) archiving their rel...
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Publication Alert: High Nucleotide Resolution Study of the Skin Virome
We identified diversity generating retroelements as a potential mechanism driving targeted genomic diversity. A few weeks ago some colleagues and myself published a new manuscript looking at the diversity of the human skin virome. In our previous previous w...
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Correlations In Random Genomic Data: A Simple Biology Pitfall
Wow it has been a long time since we have had a post on here! As always, that means other projects are in the works and the blog has taken a bit of a back seat, but we are back and ready to talk science. This week I wanted to get to a topic I have been mean...
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A Model for Phage Communication and the Implications for the Human Microbiome
The research group prepared two types of media to test phage infection efficacy. Well we took a bit of a break these past couple of weeks, but we are back for the new year! Welcome to the Prophage blog 2017! The year has actually been off to a good start, w...
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How to Write a Manuscript Submission Cover Letter
The communication of our research findings is a foundational pillar to our careers as scientists. One of the most common ways we scientists share information is by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals. This primary method of information dissemination...
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Summary of the 2016 International Human Microbiome Congress
Kicking off the IHMC meeting for 2016. This week I had the privilege of attending the 2016 International Human Microbiome Congress which was hosted in Houston, Texas in the United States. The goal of this recurring meeting is to get the worldwide human micr...
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Global Online Office Hours
Global online office hours will be held monthly through Google Chat. Interest in the microbiome has continued to skyrocket. It seems like there is a new microbiome commercialization strategy everyday, and more and more scientists are looking to incorporate ...
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A New Look At Irritable Bowel Disease and Viruses: The Core Human "Phageome"
An illustration of the core protein clusters (PCs; groups of similar genes) found in the photic and aphotic zones of the ocean. This new study applies a similar approach using phage genomes instead of genes. Source Ongoing research has continued to implicat...
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How to Detect Circular Virus Genomes from Metagenomes
Many virus genomes are circular, like the olympic rings. When analyzing virus metagenomic data, we often find it helpful to identify contigs that represent complete circular genomes [1,2]. In addition to offering biological information, this is used as a qu...
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