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[Bio-www] TraceSearch

Adam Spargo aws at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Mar 28 08:09:30 EST 2006

We would like to announce the launch of a new free service which gives 
public access to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Trace Archive via 
sequence similarity. The archive contains records of all publicly 
available DNA sequencing reads. The search engine, available at:

allows users to identify any sequences in the archive with significant 
similarity to their query sequence. Users are able to search the whole 
archive in a few seconds, or alternatively to limit the search by species, 
sequencing centre or trace type. We use a version of the SSAHA algorithm 
to distribute an index over a cluster of machines so that we can continue 
to scale the service as the archive grows. 

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We welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvements to this service.

Please forward this email to collegues and collaborators who may be 


On behave of the TraceSearch development team.

Dr Adam Spargo
High Performance Assembly Group   email: aws at sanger.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute   Tel: +44 (0)1223 834244 x7728
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA       Fax: +44 (0)1223 494919

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