|From Velten, et al., (2012)|
|From Chen, et al., (2012).|
|From Young, et al., (2012).|
Whole genome disease phenotype tracking
Using whole genome sequencing, a recent study has tracked the evolution of Staphylococcus aureus from a carrier phenotype to a septic phenotype over a 13 month period; the researchers identified eight mutations, mostly truncations, that were further supported by analyzing the evolution of asymptomatic carriers.
Using multiespectral satellite images and image analysis algorithms that track the reflective characteristics of anthrosols -a distinctive soil pattern left by human activities-, a new study reports the identification of ancient human settlement sites in Syria.
Bioinformatics in the clouds
CloudBioLinux is a cloud-based suite of bioinformatic resources that will aid those labs without the required computational infrastructure for large data analysis.