What’s Your Problem? Open Thread

wyp_q_mark2_thumbnail1Welcome to the “What’s Your Problem?” (WYP) open thread. The purpose of this entry is to allow the community to ask questions on the use of genomics resources. Think of us as a virtual help desk. If you have a question about how to access a certain kind of data, or how to use a database, or what kind of resources there are for your particular research problem, just ask in the comments. OpenHelix staff will keep watch on the comment threads and answer those questions to the best of our knowledge. Additionally, we encourage readers to answer questions in the comments too. If you know the answer to another reader’s question, please chime in! The “WYP” thread will be posted every Thursday and remain at the top of the blog for 24 hours. Questions or problems asked on Thursday will be answered on Thursday to the best of our ability. You can leave questions on other days of the week, but the answer might not come that day.

We’d also like to invite resource providers to let us know if they have something new to talk about, or something they want to mention to the bioinformatics community. We’ve had some people email us because they weren’t sure if they should post something, and we want to say that’s fine.

So What’s Your Problem? And What’s Your Solution? :)

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2 thoughts on “What’s Your Problem? Open Thread

  1. gsgs

    (I have problems with my browser, so maybe this is posted twice)
    hello openhelix,
    I wasn’t here for some time, and this is from
    Jan., so maybe discontinued ?
    But this could be of some common actual interest,
    so maybe you can answer.
    I was trying to get the EHEC genome, but this was all confusing. I got these “run” files from the Chinese
    webpage but don’t understand what it is, I can’t make
    proteins from it.
    I want a fasta-file with all the proteins (~2000?)
    then the same with the two ancestors from which it combined.
    Nucleotides (5.2M?) would also be fine.
    I got one such protein file from another E-coli from
    http://patricbrc.org
    I only know influenza sequences
    what’s the mutation rate in EColi

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