The Pistoia Alliance said this week that it is organizing a competition to find the best algorithm for compressing next-generation sequencing data.

As part of the contest, dubbed the Pistoia Alliance Sequence Squeeze competition, participants are required to develop open source algorithms that can compress and decompress NGS sequencing data stored in the FASTQ format.

The winning entry will receive a $15,000 prize.

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