During the last two weeks, I updated the bitools container twice. Two new tools were added to it:
An easy to apply de-novo assembler that I use for metagenome studies
A tool to visualize the graphs that are provided from velvet
During the last days I noticed a really nice book that gives an updated respective a refreshment on statistical inference. It is ‘Computer Age Statistical Inference: Algorithms, Evidenve and Data Science’ by Bradley Efron and Trevor Hastie
On the webpage of Trevor Hastie is even a download link to the pdf of the book, I can highly recommend it!
I updated the docker container that I maintain (bitools) to keep all the bioinformatics tools together that I recently use. Yesterday I added the tool FEELnc to it, a tool to detect lncRNAs from RNA-seq data.
UPDATE: Apparently there was an issue with the Forkmanages perl module in the docker container, I fixed that on 7.12.2017 and udated the docker image v0.1.6 on Docker Hub.
In Germany abortions are illegal, but are not prosecuted, if they are performed within the first 12 pregnancy weeks and after the woman went to two(?!) consulting meetings. One thing that is, however, prosecuted is when a doctor advertises his or her service for abortion, especially if they have any financial interest or such.
There was now a doctor in Germany who wrote on her webpage, that she performs abortions amd for an initiative called ‘Nie wieder!’ that was enough to suit her for violation of that paragraph 219a. The reason for doing so is, that the doctor shouldn’t advertise her service. The story becomes funny, when one notices that the head of that ‘Nie Wieder!’ association runs a webpage called www.abtreiber.com , where he lists some kind of ‘list of shame’ of doctors in Germany who perform or did perform abortions. In other words, they have a much more complete list of people whom to contact for an abortion than anybody else and they even do that PUBLIC!
So what do those guys want?! They suit individuals for advertising a service (that should be removed in their opinion), but offer at the same time a complete list of people who also offer that service. Seriously, what is the rational behind some peoples doing?!