Shengyu Ni

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BACKGROUND Comparing biological time series data across different conditions, or different specimens, is a common but still challenging task. Algorithms aligning two time series represent a valuable tool for such comparisons. While many powerful computation tools for time series alignment have been developed, they do not provide significance estimates for(More)
Bioinformatics analyses frequently yield results in the form of lists of genes sorted by, for example, sequence similarity to a query sequence or degree of differential expression of a gene upon a change of cellular condition. Comparison of such results may depend strongly on the particular scoring system throughout the entire list, although the crucial(More)
The recent availability of large-scale sequence data for the human Y chromosome has revolutionized analyses of and insights gained from this non-recombining, paternally inherited chromosome. However, the studies to date focus on Eurasian variation, and hence the diversity of early-diverging branches found in Africa has not been adequately documented. Here,(More)
Minor allele detection in very high coverage sequence data (>1000X) has many applications such as detecting mtDNA heteroplasmy, somatic mutations in cancer or tumors, SNP calling in pool sequencing, etc., where reads with low frequency are not necessarily sequence error but may instead convey biological information. However, the suitability of common base(More)
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