Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Grant proposal (Aaron Quinlan: BedTools)

Grant proposal: "Hello all,
I plan to submit a grant in late January that proposes new, scalable methods for 'genome arithmetic'; that is, the type of operations that BEDTools doe. I am arguing that these operations are central to all of genomics and existing methods are ill-suited to the scale of current datasets. The gist of the idea is to move beyond pairwise comparisons and to shed the intrinsic memory limitations that plague BEDTools, Galaxy, and other methods, thereby allowing new types of analyses."

(Via BEDtools.)