We are about to enter an era of DNA sequencing where one can produce, de novo, a reference-quality genome of any living species for 1,000 EU.  This ability will revolutionize ecology, evolution, and conservation science and effectively mark the beginning of a new exploration of the natural world.

In this tutorial we will present the current state of the art for 3rd-gen long read sequencing and assembly and give an overview of the computational problems and challenges involved in interpreting this data. 


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