In which we're reminded that database searches are experiments, too.
One of the trickiest things with bioinformatics experiments is repeating them. This challenge isn't related to the validity of the original results, the challenge is that, unless you made your own database and kept it in the same state, the database that you'll be using at a later time, sometimes even a day later, is a different database. And, if you query a different database, you may get a different result.
The series that I'm currently posting is one that I started working on a couple of years ago. ... Read more