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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...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v2
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Celiac disease is a chronic condition, which can be described as inflammatory and autoimmune. The well-known treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet, but it can be not totally effective for a high percentage of the patients. The aim of this work is to approach...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3315v1
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RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful technique for thegene-expression profiling of organisms that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing technologies.Developing gene-expression-based classification algorithms is an emerging powerful method for diagnosis,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2761v2
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Sigmoidal and double-sigmoidal dynamics are commonly observed in many areas of biology. Here we present sicegar, an R package for the automated fitting and classification of sigmoidal and double-sigmodial data. The package categorizes data into one of three categories,...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3116v1
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Pedigrees, though straightforward and versatile, lack the ability to tell us information about many individuals. Though numerical systems have been developed, there is currently no system to quantify the probability of a pedigree following certain inheritance systems....

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2871v5
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A measure of statistical evidence should permit the sample size determination so that the probability M of obtaining (strong) misleading evidence can be held as low as desired. On this desideratum the p-value fails completely, as it leads either to an arbitrary...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2869v1
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Basic idea of science is reproducibility of phenomena and experiments. Reproducibility of data analyses and reports is becoming more and more important. It requires structured organization of data, augmented with enought metadata for future re-use of data. Our...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2791v1
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Site-specific evolutionary rates can be estimated from codon sequences or from amino-acid sequences. For codon sequences, the most popular methods use some variation of the dN/dS ratio. For amino-acid sequences, one widely-used method is called Rate4Site, and it...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2739v1
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Identifying the pathways that control a cellular phenotype is the first step to building a mechanistic model. Recent examples in developmental biology, cancer genomics, and neurological disease have demonstrated how changes in the variability of gene expression...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2585v1
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“Omics” studies generate long lists of genes, proteins, metabolites or other features which can be difficult to decipher. Feature set enrichment analysis utilizing annotated groups/classes of features (such as pathways, gene ontology terms or gene/metabolic modules)...

["Bioinformatics","Immunology","Statistics","Metabolic Sciences","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2420v1
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The reliable detection of novel bacterial pathogens from next generation sequencing data is a key challenge for microbial diagnostics. Current computational tools usually rely on sequence similarity and often fail to detect novel species when closely related genomes...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2379v1
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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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Estimation of natural selection on protein-coding sequences is a key comparative genomics approach for de novo prediction of lineage specific adaptations. Selective pressure is measured on a per-gene basis by comparing the rate of non-synonymous substitutions to...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2218v1
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Motivation Nowadays, advances in technology has arisen in a huge amount of data in both biomedical research and healthcare systems. This growing amount of data gives rise to the need for new research methods and analysis techniques. Analysis of these data offers...

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doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2186v1
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MOTIVATION Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare and genetic disease which causes discoloration of bone (a process called ‘ochronosis’) and induces early-onset osteoarthritis. AKU data have not been organized yet and the disease has no approved biomarkers. The ability to...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2174v1
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