Carolina Castañeda Garcia

Carolina Castañeda Garcia

I'm a Ph. D. caniddate in the Biomedical Sciences programme at UNAM, Mexico. I work identifying genetic variation (rare and common) that predisposes to develop cancer.

Location Mexico City, Mexico


  • Bioinformatics is only one tool from the many needed to understand life but, it has come to be a really powerful one!

  • It sure will! at the begining the important part is to know that each step in sequence analysis has its own format and that each format holds different levels of information.

  • Yes, the main difference between a FASTQ and a FASTA file is that while FASTA only holds the sequence, a FASTQ file will also holds the quality values from sequencing; this will give you more information on how reliable your obtained sequence is.