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  1. The Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation and why I'm not a fan

    Update 3/29/15: the CAMI FAQ now includes information on reproducibility measures, and looks very promising. The data sets they are producing also seem fascinating.

    If you're into metagenomics, you may have heard of CAMI, the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation. I've spoken to several people about it in …

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  2. The Story Behind "Tackling soil diversity with the assembly of large, complex metagenomes"

    I'm pleased to announce the publication of "Tackling soil diversity with the assembly of large, complex metagenomes", by Adina Howe, Janet Jansson, Stephanie Malfatti, Susannah Tringe, James Tiedje, and myself. The paper is openly available on the PNAS Web site here (open access).

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  3. Assembling the heck out of soil - paper posted

    We just posted yet another pre-submission paper to arXiv.org:

    Assembling large, complex environmental metagenomes

    Authors: Adina Chuang Howe, Janet Jansson, Stephanie A. Malfatti, Susannah Tringe, James M. Tiedje, and C. Titus Brown

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    The large volumes of sequencing data required to deeply sample …
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  4. Assembly artifacts paper posted

    We just posted another pre-submission paper to arXiv.org:

    Illumina Sequencing Artifacts Revealed by Connectivity Analysis of Metagenomic Datasets

    Authors: Adina Chuang Howe, Jason Pell, Rosangela Canino-Koning, Rachel Mackelprang, Susannah Tringe, Janet Jansson, James M. Tiedje, and C. Titus Brown

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    Sequencing errors and …
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