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The myriad tools for analyzing sequence data — never mind the sheer amount of data itself — can overwhelm researchers just getting into the field. Over at The Scientist, Jeffrey Perkel presents a guide for those new to the community. First off, researchers need a place to store data and compute power to analyze it, but just how much of each will depend on the project.

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