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Summary and Help area for Week 1

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What we learned this week

Congratulations on finishing Week 1 of the course!

This week, we laid a solid foundation for the upcoming weeks. We introduced you to the concept of environment variables and demonstrated how to install key bioinformatics tools. We then explored Next-generation sequencing, its significance and different file formats.

We also described the different steps in a next generation pipeline ranging from sequence quality control, mapping and variant calling. Finally we showed you how to run different commands on the UNIX command line for sequence quality control, mapping, and variant calling.

We hope that these was useful for the course as well as in your future studies.

Please leave any comments that you might have about the learning in this week in the comments section below. In particular, did you learn anything that will be applicable to your own practice or study?

Looking forward to seeing you in Week 2, where we will introduce the workflow management systems as a means to scale up and automate your data analysis.


Need help? In the comments section below, you can also leave any questions you might have about the Week 1 material and the educators and your fellow learners might be able to help.

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