Fast or Accurate?

Mass Genomics’ Dan Koboldt is part of the 1,000 Genomes Pilot 3 and the group is putting together a list of aligners to use. The aligners he suggested, Bowtie, Novoalign, and SHRiMP, were deemed not accurate enough, accurate but slow, and slow, respectively.

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