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Findings from Umea University Update Understanding of Bioinformatics (CanSNPer: a hierarchical genotype classifier of clonal pathogens)

August 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Research findings on Bioinformatics are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Umea, Sweden, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Advances in typing methodologies have recently reformed the field of molecular epidemiology of pathogens. The falling cost of sequencing technologies is creating a deluge of whole genome sequencing data that burdens bioinformatics resources and tool development."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Umea University, "In particular, single nucleotide polymorphisms in core genomes of pathogens are recognized as the most important markers for inferring genetic relationships because they are evolutionarily stable and amenable to high-throughput detection methods. Sequence data will provide an excellent opportunity to extend our understanding of infectious disease when the challenge of extracting knowledge from available sequence resources is met."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Here, we present an efficient and user-friendly genotype classification pipeline, CanSNPer, based on an easily expandable database of predefined canonical single nucleotide polymorphisms."

For more information on this research see: CanSNPer: a hierarchical genotype classifier of clonal pathogens. Bioinformatics, 2014;30(12):1762-1764. Bioinformatics can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. (Oxford University Press -; Bioinformatics -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Larkeryd, Umea University, Dept. of Chem, Computat Life Sci Cluster, Umea, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include K. Myrtennas, E. Karlsson, C.K. Dwibedi, M. Forsman, P. Larsson, A. Johansson and A. Sjodin.

Keywords for this news article include: Umea, Sweden, Europe, Bioinformatics

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