SEQanswers: an open access community for collaboratively decoding genomes

Bioinformatics. 2012 May 1;28(9):1272-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts128. Epub 2012 Mar 13.


Summary: The affordability of high-throughput sequencing has created an unprecedented surge in the use of genomic data in basic, translational and clinical research. The rapid evolution of sequencing technology, coupled with its broad adoption across biology and medicine, necessitates fast, collaborative interdisciplinary discussion. SEQanswers provides a real-time knowledge-sharing resource to address this need, covering experimental and computational aspects of sequencing and sequence analysis. Developers of popular analysis tools are among the >4000 active members, and ~40 peer-reviewed publications have referenced SEQanswers.

Availability: The SEQanswers community is freely accessible at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Genomics / instrumentation
  • Genomics / methods*
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing*
  • Human Genome Project
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Metagenome