Hello all,

I just scanned the recent thread started by Abhi Pratap, titled "Experience with Loading NGS data on standalone instance of galaxy"

I didn't see any mention of the SAMtools in that thread.  SAMtools is a platform neutral set of formats and programs for next generations sequence data.  See http://samtools.sourceforge.net/ for more.

Has the Galaxy team considered adding support for SAMtools formats?  It might be a way to deal with all the NGS platforms with a single set of code. 

Dave C.

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