New NCBI Insights blog posts highlight SRA Toolkit, Run SelectorFriday, December 11, 2015
Today, two new blog posts on NCBI Insights present SRA Toolkit and Run Selector, which allow you to integrate downloaded data sets into pipelines and fine-tune web-based search results, respectively.
“SRA Toolkit: the SRA database at your fingertips” briefly explains where to download the SRA Toolkit (on its own webpage, or on GitHub) and describes the various capabilities of the toolkit’s command-line executables, which include:
- Streaming data from the NCBI/SRA servers
- Working with restricted-access data from dbGaP (after applying for and receiving access to this data)
Click over to this post on NCBI Insights to learn more ways to use the SRA Toolkit.
This blog post introduces Run Selector, a feature within web-based SRA search that lets you use fields to quickly filter search results to include only data relevant to you. Run Selector also makes it easy to download data or accession lists; this and more is explained in the blog post.
The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) is NCBI’s largest growing repository of molecular data. It archives raw sequencing data and alignment information from high-throughput sequencing platforms.
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