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“Genome comparison tools found to be susceptible to slip-ups”

University of Washington News reports on a paper in Nature by UW CSE Ph.D. student Xiaoyu Chen and UW CSE professor Martin Tompa.

“We discovered that there’s a disturbingly low level of agreement between genome alignments produced by different tools,” said  Tompa.  “What this should suggest to biologists is that they should be very cautious about trusting these alignments in their entirety.”

Read the press release here.  Read the research paper here.

May 26, 2010