Derrick Wood, Jennifer Lu and Ben Langmead posted a preprint describing the Kraken 2 software tool, written by Derrick. Compared to the popular metagenomics read classification tool, Kraken 1, Kraken 2’s memory usage is several-fold smaller, allowing more reference genomes to be used at once. Kraken 2 is about 5-fold faster than Kraken 1, and adds…
Kraken 2 preprint
The DNA Data Deluge
PI Langmead and colleague Mike Schatz publish an article in IEEE Spectrum describing computational issues in current-day genomics research. It’s also discussed on slashdot, in a JHU news release, and in a Johns Hopkins Magazine article.
Published:June 28, 2013 View Post