The Hilbert curve is a neat fractal that can turn a single line into a square surface (see gif above which was kindly stolen from wikipedia). An interesting behavior of Hilbert curves is that locality is maintained, meaning that traits near each other in the line cluster together when mapped onto a Hilbert curve. Hilbert […]

Motif ALTernative Exons Scanner Enrichment of RNA-Seq (aka MAltESERS), is a novel bioinformatic tool that can predict domain changes from alternative splicing. But what is alternative splicing? Alternative Splicing While genes in prokaryotic organisms are single units of expression for a single protein, eukaryotic life developed a more complex system for protein synthesis using alternative […]

Computational protocols can be quite long and confusing. It is useful to keep them in a script. But we might not want to run the script from scratch every time (if we already have intermediary files). Make is a tool originally designed to automate the building of executable programs and compiling their libraries. Make relies […]