Frustrating, Yes

Mike the Mad Biologist writes on his blog that there's some not so high-quality genome annotation in GenBank. Annotation, he says, hadn’t been the rate-limiting step until recently in sequencing and now that it is, many labs are turning to automated gene prediction software. However, he adds that software correctly calls about 95 percent of genes and that not all labs have check in place to find bad calls.

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