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In Print: Last Week's Sequencing-Related Papers of Note: Dec 13, 2011

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GAGE: A critical evaluation of genome assemblies and assembly algorithms.
Salzberg SL, Phillippy AM, Zimin AV, et al.
Genome Res. 2011 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]


A hybrid BAC physical map of potato: a framework for sequencing a heterozygous genome.
de Boer JM, Borm TJ, Jesse T, Brugmans B, et al.
BMC Genomics. 2011 Dec 5;12(1):594.


DNA base-specific modulation of μA transverse edge currents through a metallic graphene nanoribbon with a nanopore.
Saha K, Drndic M, Nikolic BK.
Nano Lett. 2011 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]

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