We’ve just released a new version of Magic-BLAST with several new, user-driven enhancements like:
- Nanopore sequence alignment
- Improved multithreading performance
- Support for the new BLAST database version, BLASTDBv5, that allows you to limit your search by taxonomy
- More reliable placements of reads
The new executables are available on the NCBI FTP site.
A new paper (PMID: 31345161), published in July 2019 by BMC Bioinformatics, presents the usage accuracy of Magic-BLAST.
Magic-BLAST aligns next generation DNA- and RNA-Seq sequencing reads. Read more about the latest version of Magic-BLAST in the release notes.