Discovering Biology in a Digital World's Sandra Porter says the coolest thing to do with next-gen sequencing is to look at transcriptomes. If you are new to dealing with next-gen sequencing data, take a look at her post to see how she handles sequence data from NCBI, aligning the reads, and comparing the different mouse and human isoforms of a gene of interest.

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