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DNA is Data - BioInfoSummer 2012 (Dave Adelson) DNA is Data - BioInfoSummer 2012 (Dave Adelson) Presentation Transcript

  • DNA is Data Dave Adelsondavid.adelson@adelaide.edu.au BioInfo Summer 2012 Dec. 3 2012 0
  • What is Bioinformatics?• The mathematical, statistical and computing methods that aim to solve biological problems using DNA and protein sequences and related information.• My main interest is genome analysis of mammals. 1
  • G-gnome vs Genome Thanks to Ernie Bailey 2
  • What is a Genome? • The genome is the total genetic content of the individual/cell. • All mammal genomes are about the same size. • Made up of chromosomes, each of which is a single molecule of DNA. • Total genome length 3,000,000,000 base pairs. 3 Image courtesy NHGRI
  • Central paradigm of Molecular Biology DNA RNA Protein Phenotype Guanine- G Guanine- G G Glycine Gly Adenine- A Adenine- A P Proline Pro Thymine- T Uracil- U Cytosine- C Cytosine- C A Alanine Ala V Valine Val 20 amino acids 4
  • Central paradigm of Molecular Biology 5
  • Gene vs Genome• Each chromosome is a single, long DNA molecule.• Genes are the basic unit of heredity.• Genes are specific DNA sequences located on chromosomes.• Genome contains approximately 20,000 protein coding genes.• The 20,000 genes fill up about 2% of the genome. 6
  • DNA Sequences- threebases and stop codons http://www.genome.gov/EdKit/bio2b.html 7
  • Genetic Codehttp://plato.stanford.edu/entries/information-biological/GeneticCode.png 8
  • Sense Strand / Antisense Strand http://www.genome.gov/EdKit/bio2c.html 9
  • Open reading framesp://www.genome.gov/EdKit/bio2d.html 10
  • Reading frames http://www.genome.gov/EdKit/bio2e.html 11
  • Exons and Introns http://www.genome.gov/EdKit/bio2i.html 12
  • Genes from different animals are similarQuery = human actinSubject= fruit fly actin 13
  • Bioinformatics: what we do 14
  • Bioinformatics: What we really do• Once the sequencing has been done, every other part of the process is bioinformatics. – Genome Assembly – Gene Prediction – Sequence Analysis 15
  • Bioinformatics: Why do we do it?• It’s the only way to make sense of billions of base pairs of DNA sequence.• To understand the mechanistic basis of biological trait determination. 16
  • Cost of DNA sequencing 17
  • Genbank: 1982- 2008 • The number of entries in databases of gene sequences has increased exponentially 18
  • Genbank: latest release• In October 15 2012, Release 192.0 – 145,430,961,262 bases – 157,889,737 reported sequences 19
  • Growth of GenBank 20Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D32-7.
  • Current status of genome projects http://www.genomesonline.org/cgi-bin/GOLD/index.cgi?page_requested=Statistics
  • Mammalian GenesUnique genes Cow Dog Man Mouse Rat Opossum Platypus Known genes 22
  • Mammal Family Tree Based on Genes 23
  • Key things about DNA sequencing• Only short sequences can be generated (up to 1000bp long, depending on technology)• Typical mammalian genome is 3x109 bp.• Sequencing a genome means stitching together millions of short reads.• To assemble reads, one must be able to identify overlap by aligning sequences.• Sequence alignment tools are fundamental to bioinformatics. 24
  • Shotgun sequencing 1. Create libraries of the whole genome. 2. Sequence millions of fragments. 3. Look for overlap between reads. 4. Assemble reads based on overlaps into contigs. ED Green(2001) Nature Reviews Genetics vol. 2 (8) pp. 573-583 25
  • Shotgun assembly steps• Remove bad sequences, trim adapters from reads.• Identify repeats.• Identify overlaps by sequence alignment (excluding repeats).• Build contigs from overlapping sequences.• Used paired-end reads to assemble contigs into scaffolds.• Use additional marker information to order and orient scaffolds into super-scaffolds (chromosomes). 26
  • Shotgun sequencing problems• Leaves gaps.• Contigs have to be ordered and oriented.• Occasional misassembled contigs. ED Green(2001) Nature Reviews Genetics vol. 2 (8) pp. 573-583 27
  • Old style paired end libraries• To take advantage of information from paired ends multiple libraries are made:• Small insert ~2kb (plasmid)• Medium insert ~10kb (plasmid)• Large insert ~40kb (fosmid)• Tight control of insert size is paramount. Use random shearing, not restriction digest to generate inserts. Small inserts may well be sequenced through with overlap from ends. 28
  • Scaffold (long range) assembly E Myers et all(2000)Science,v287,p2196 29
  • Current shotgun sequencing 30
  • Repeat sequences cause problems 31
  • “Junk DNA”, an unfortunate choice of words Used to describe the mostly repetitive DNA between geneshttp://www.junkdna.com/ohno.html
  • LINEs and SINEsThese are typical of Eukaryotes, in particular mammals.Intact autonomous elements are about 6kb long.Non-autonomous truncated (SINE) elements that sharethe same tail make use of the autonomous elementsinsertion machinery.Adelson GENE3111/3110 33
  • Retrotransposition •Retrotransposons are ancient, retroviral Cytoplasm like pieces of DNACell that copy themselves around the genome. •They cannot “infect” Nucleus other individuals or cells because they lack key components that viruses have.
  • Repeats and genome assembly• Repeats can align to many places in the genome.• Many repeats are longer than the sequence reads produced by current sequencers.• To avoid many to many mapping, leading to incorrect contig assembly, repeats must be identified and masked prior to alignment. 35
  • Repeats affect anything requiring alignment.• Any sequence data needing to be aligned must have repeats masked. – Transcriptome data – Structural variation(SV)/mutation mapping 36
  • Resequencing is the norm• Sequencing of patient samples to determine mutations underlying disease.• Must be able to detect a range of mutation events (of various sizes).• Applies to germ line mutations/variations or somatic mutations/variations (ie cancer). 37
  • Different classes of mutation operating in the human genome. Freeman J L et al. Genome Res. 2006;16:949-961 38Copyright © 2006, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Genome resequencing for SV 39 http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/318/5849/420
  • Summary and Challenges Ahead• DNA sequencing is becoming faster and cheaper at a pace far outstripping Moore’s law (the rate at which computing gets faster and cheaper).• the ability to determine DNA sequences is starting to outrun the ability of researchers to store, transmit and especially to analyze the data.• Data handling is now the bottleneck• It costs more to analyze a genome than to sequence a genome.• The cost of sequencing a human genome — all three billion bases of DNA in a set of human chromosomes — plunged to under $10,000 this year from $8.9 million in July 2007
  • Summary and Challenges Ahead• Storage and access to data causes issues – Not all data in Genbank or in a format that can be easily accessed• Demand from health care system for tools to visualize, understand and interpret patient genomic data.
  • Biggest driver for bioinformatics 42