Barnacles. Photo by UWW ResNet.This week at The Molecular Ecologist, Mark Christie shares some tips for how to take care of that massive genetic dataset that's just come off the high-throughput sequencer:
Congratulations! You have recently received a file path to retrieve your hard-earned next-generation sequencing data. You quickly transfer the files to the computing cluster you work on or perhaps, if you only have a few lanes of data, to your own computer. But before you begin messing around with your data, you quickly realize that you should come up with a plan to back up and store unadulterated versions of your files.
For a nice set of recommendations with some step-by-step instructions, go read the whole thing.◼