About

Cryptogenomicon is by Sean Eddy. I’m a computational biologist at Harvard University, in Molecular & Cellular Biology and also in Applied Mathematics, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. I’m part of Harvard’s FAS Center for Systems Biology and the Center for Brain Science. I share the laboratory with my wife and close collaborator, Elena Rivas.

A lot of what I write on the blog is about the research we’re doing, and about the research tools we develop in the lab for biological sequence analysis — most notably, HMMER and Infernal, which are software suites used for identifying distant evolutionary relationships between protein, RNA, and DNA sequences.

For more information:

We recently moved to Harvard from HHMI Janelia Research Campus, so some information on our web pages will be out of date until I get around to updating it.

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  1. I could not install HMMER at Mac OS El Capitan. It seems that “/usr/lib” and “/usr/bin” are no longer writeable. How can I install the program?

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    • Same as any other gnu-ish install, somewhere you have write permission:
      ./configure –prefix=/somewhere/you/have/write/permission/
      make
      make install

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