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Kevin laid out some of the logistics of the class.
A broad goal: For each chromosome in the slug, we want the full sequence in DNA bases. Since it is unlikely to be completed in the timeframe of one quarter, some smaller goals: build contigs and have an idea of the scaffold to arrange the contigs in.
Inputs: Sequencing data from various machines. Some of the characteristics of these machines/techniques:
454 SoLiD Illumina Ion Torrent Pac Bio