EBI Developing New Algorithm for De Novo Assembly of Short-Read Sequencing Data | GenomeWeb
Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute are developing an algorithm for assembling very short reads of DNA produced by next-generation sequencers, a step that could enable de novo assembly of mammalian genomes — a task that many consider to be too complex for these systems.
The method, called Velvet, is being developed by EBI senior scientist Ewan Birney and Daniel Zerbino, a second-year PhD bioinformatics candidate at the institute.

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