Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
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The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v2
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While the benefits of undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are recognized for undergraduates, the advantages of UREs for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty are not clearly outlined. The analysis of genomic data is particularly well-suited...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3149v1
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The 1st Argentine Symposium of Young Bioinformatics Researchers took place on 9-10 May 2016 at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This event evolved from a previous meeting series known as Argentine Student Council Symposium that have been successfully...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2494v1
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The Tübiom project is a community-based project aimed at constructing a large, representative reference database of human gut microbiome profiles. The goal is to collect 10 000 profiles, along with detailed metadata on each participants health and lifestyle. All...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2382v1
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Recent years have brought about the realisation of an irreproducibility crisis in science, which may have numerous causes, including common standards of statistical analysis. For decades, the methodological paradigm of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST)...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2249v1
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Advances in sequencing technology have exponentially increased data-generating capabilities, and data analysis has now become the major hurdle in many research programs. As sequencing tools become more accessible and automated, experimental design and data analysis...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1356v1
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MicroView was made to make the connection between medicine and mobile technology reality, in order to achieve that we transform the widely used mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) into diagnostic tools. MicroView is a medical application that focuses on the diagnosis...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1096v1
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The obesity epidemic is a worldwide problem. Studies from the late 20th century show a consistent trend of increasing obesity prevalence on a global scale (Popkin & Doak, 1998). The OECD reports that overweight and obese people are now a majority amongst OECD countries,...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Global Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.937v1
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This preprint is the outcome of the “Training Workshop Interdisciplinary Life Sciences”, held in October 2013 in the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. The motivation to organize this event stems from the following considerations: The enormous progress in...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.654v1
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The Portable Document Format (PDF) allows for embedding three-dimensional (3D) models and is therefore particularly suitable to exchange and present respective data, especially as regards scholarly articles. The generation of the necessary model data, however,...

["Bioinformatics","Translational Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.560v1
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Background: Unlike full reading, 'skim-reading' involves the process of looking quickly over information in an attempt to cover more material whilst still being able to retain a superficial view of the underlying content. Within this work, we specifically emulate...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.352v3
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The vision of the Human Motion Project is to become a successful analogue of the Human Genome Project: improving human health by an open collaborative technology platform for the mobile medical monitoring of human motion. The basis is a growing “critical path toolbox”...

["Bioinformatics","Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.257v2
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scikit-image is an image processing library that implements algorithms and utilities for use in research, education and industry applications. It is released under the liberal "Modified BSD" open source license, provides a well-documented API in the Python programming...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science","Human-Computer Interaction","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.336v2
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Open science is increasingly gaining attention in recent years. In this mini-review, we briefly discuss and summarize the reasons of introducing open science into academic publications for scientists. We argue that open-source software (like R and Python software)...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Science","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.235v1
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