1. Advancing metagenome classification and comparison by MinHash fingerprinting of IMG/M data sets.

    This is our just-submitted proposal for the JGI-NERSC "Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science" call. Enjoy!

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    Abstract: Sourmash is a command-line tool and Python library that calculates and compares MinHash signatures from sequence data. Sourmash "compare" and "gather" functionality enables comparison and characterization of signatures …

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  2. 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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