Two abstracts published in the past two weeks point to new softwares. One, a short-read aligner called Bowtie, comes from Steven Salzberg's lab at the University of Maryland. Being ultrafast, Bowties uses Burrows-Wheeler indexing and can align more than 25 million human genome reads per CPU hour with a memory footprint of approximately 1.3 gigabytes. It's open source and available here.

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