New Competition Aims to Find Best 'Gold Standard' Short-Read Genome Assemblers | GenomeWeb

By Uduak Grace Thomas

A genome sequence-assembly "bake-off" organized by a group of US researchers aims to evaluate algorithms that are considered the cream of the crop for large-scale genome assembly.

Organizers of Genome Assembly Gold-Standard Evaluations, or GAGE, describe the effort as "an attempt to produce a realistic assessment of genome assembly software" for short-read sequencing data.

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