Software systems for a DNA sequencer
Author(s)Ait-Ghezala, Ahmed, 1976-
Software systems for a deoxyribonucleic acid sequencer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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The initiative to complete the sequencing of the human genome is bringing the need for high-throughput sequencing capabilities to the forefront. We at the BioMEMS engineering group at the Whitehead Institute are designing and building a new sequencing machine that uses a 384 glass "chip" to dramatically increase sequencing rates. This thesis describes the design and implementation of two of the machine's software components. The first is a prototype application for the control of a robot used to automate sample loading. The second is a software filter that allows us to generate quality scores from data processed by Trout using Phred. I present the algorithm used to perform the filtering and show that the results are comparable to the processing of data with the Plan- Phred processing package.
Thesis (M.Eng. and S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2000.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 49).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.