Gorilla by Tim Cummins

Long-read sequence assembly of the gorilla genome

Improving on the gorilla genome Access to complete, high-quality genomes of nonhuman primates will also help us understand human biology. Gordon et al. used long-read sequencing technology to improve genome data on our close relative the gorilla. Sequencing from a single individual decreased assembly fragmentation …

Coiled green tree snake

Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

Background The process of generating raw genome sequence data continues to become cheaper, faster, and more accurate. However, assembly of such data into high-quality, finished genome sequences remains challenging. Many genome assembly tools are available, but they differ greatly in terms of their performance (speed, …