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RAM's answer is very good, I'll just add on the computational side, short reads are error prone. That's important to account for when aligning or assembling. The reads themselves can just be inaccurate, which we detect by having multiple reads overlapping by a lot; we assume that stray discrepancies seen in only a single read at a position are errors. ...


Here's a quick summary of a few mis-hits in your otherwise good analysis: Not many bioinformatics applications use Hadoop, Apache Spark or Apache Flink. In fact, I have never heard of the Apache Spark and Flink tools, and I've seen only 2 people use Hadoop to process alignment files. Reads are not "converted" real, physical DNA. They are representations ...

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