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

SEQanswers: An Open Access Community for Collaboratively Decoding Genomes

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SEQanswers: An Open Access Community for Collaboratively Decoding Genomes

Jing-Woei Li et al. Bioinformatics. .
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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


Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.
SEQanswers is an active and fast growing community. (A) Monthly contributions to SEQanswers measured by the number of new posts (blue points/line) and discussions (orange points/line). Discussion counts include threads with at least two posts and exclude those with no answers. Also excluded are automated publication announcements. (B) The average response time to a new forum thread.

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