mrFAST specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00671
Name mrFAST
Alternative names Micro-read Fast Alignment Search Tool, mrFAST-CO
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 3.4.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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Publication for Micro-read Fast Alignment Search Tool

mrFAST institution(s)
School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; Department of Genomics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle, WA, USA; Genome Sciences Center, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
mrFAST funding source(s)
Supported by NSERC Discovery Frontiers grant on the ‘Cancer Collaboratory’, Genome Canada and Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Innovation Grants; National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant [HG006004]; Marie Curie Career Installation Grant [PCIG10-GA-2011-303772].

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