Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Verily (Google) is hiring Computational Biologists


the role is described as 'hardware engineering' interestingly. the preferred qualifications are very loose...

  • Demonstrated knowledge of core concepts in machine learning or probability and statistics.
  • Willingness to learn molecular and cell biology, computer science, and statistics.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

I bet they will be inundated with submissions! 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Compiling BWA on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

#install prereq else you will get utils.c:33:18: fatal error: zlib.h: No such file or directory
sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

#download the latest version and compile
$ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/bio-bwa/bwa-0.7.12.tar.bz2
$ tar jxvf bwa-0.7.12.tar.bz2
$ cd bwa-0.7.12/
$ make 

Datanami, Woe be me