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The Pros and Cons of Using NGS Bioinformatics Software

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and other high-throughput gene profiling techniques have generated vast amounts of biological data, presenting researchers with nearly endless opportunities to untangle complicated biological questions. Commercially available, easy-to-use bioinformatics software has made mining and analyzing this data much more straightforward, delivering the power of computational and data science to nearly any biologist with minimal bioinformatic experience. Yet many academic a

Infographic: The Science of RNA-Seq Data Visualization | Form Bio

RNA-Seq allows researchers to rapidly and comprehensively sequence the vast array of RNAs in cells. The result is an avalanche of raw sequencing data that requires complex bioinformatics pipelines to deconvolute, analyze, and uncover novel insights about the transcriptional state of cells. In the past few years, new sequencing techniques, such as single-cell RNA-Seq, have come on the scene, offering a more detailed, unprecedented view of the heterogeneity present in tissues and collections of ce

Bioinformatic File Types & Their Use Cases | Form Bio

As biological data has gone digital, with terabytes of sequence data being stored on servers worldwide, several different file types and formats have arisen. Initially, simple text files (think your regular, old .txt files) were used for storing sequence data using the single nucleotide or amino acid code. Yet, these have significant limitations: Plain text files can’t be annotated with chromosome, quality, functional, or other information required in modern-day bioinformatics. Today, a plethora

Form Bio co-CEO's Support President Biden's Executive Order on Domestic Biomanufacturing

Just a few weeks ago, President Biden announced the launch of a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative to create an infrastructure for harnessing the full promise of biotechnology and biomanufacturing. The White House Summit and Initiative recognize the importance of the rapidly growing bioeconomy which is valued today as a one trillion dollar industry and is growing to $30 trillion over the next two decades. The reach and impact of the bioeconomy touches all of our lives and has