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Crowd sourcing

Posted on 15, Mar, 2012 by in

Sometimes colleagues wonder what the point in tools like Twitter might be, and why we’d waste our time with it. A recent interaction with Neil Saunders just reminded me how useful new collaborative ways can be.

We had noticed a strange cyclical bias in probe intensities from the 450k Illumina Methylation chip seemingly related to the Sentrix position, but had written it off as a potential problem with uneven distribution of chemistry… until Neil mentioned seeing the same phenomenon in an independent analysis.

Crowd sourcing

Neil kindly summarized his findings, and all of a sudden we have a much better overview of a potential technological problem and can account for this in future workflows.

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