A team at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has launched a web server that allows researchers to gauge how well sequence-analysis software tools handle metagenomic data sets.
 
The team is also in the process of creating a similar benchmarking resource for metagenomic data generated with 454 Life Sciences’ sequencing platform.
 

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