Nanopore RNA-seq

[PMID: 29334379] [Nature Methods]

Highly parallel direct RNA sequencing on an array of nanopores

“nanopore direct RNA-seq, a highly parallel, real-time, single-molecule method that circumvents reverse transcription or amplification steps. This method yields full-length, strand-specific RNA sequences and enables the direct detection of nucleotide analogs in RNA.”

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PCGR

[PMID: 29272339] [Bioinformatics]

Personal Cancer Genome Reporter: variant interpretation report for precision oncology  

“The Personal Cancer Genome Reporter (PCGR) is a stand-alone software package for functional annotation and translation of individual cancer genomes for precision oncology. It interprets both somatic SNVs/InDels and copy number aberrations. The software extends basic gene and variant annotations from the Ensembl’s Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) with oncology-relevant, up-to-date annotations retrieved flexibly through vcfanno, and produces interactive HTML reports intended for clinical interpretation.”