Michael Berks

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As part of our effort to sequence the 100-megabase (Mb) genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, we have completed the nucleotide sequence of a contiguous 2,181,032 base pairs in the central gene cluster of chromosome III. Analysis of the finished sequence has indicated an average density of about one gene per five kilobases; comparison with the(More)
The Huntington's disease (HD) gene encodes a novel protein with as yet no known function. In order to identify the functionally important domains of this protein, we have cloned and sequenced the homologue of the HD gene in the pufferfish, Fugu rubripes. The Fugu HD gene spans only 23 kb of genomic DNA, compared to the 170 kb human gene, and yet all 67(More)
Detecting and classifying curvilinear structure is important in many image interpretation tasks. We focus on the challenging problem of detecting such structure in mammograms and deciding whether it is normal or abnormal. We adopt a discriminative learning approach based on a Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet representation and random forest classification. We(More)