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Assembly of the giraffe genome and the gorilla Y-chromosome

We collaborated with two labs from the Pennsylvania State Institute (Cavener Lab and Makova Lab) for practical analysis of DNA sequencing data. The first collaboration led to the publication of the giraffe genome in Nature Communication [18]. In this article our contribution was to provide the first draft-quality whole-genome sequences of the giraffe and the okapi. The second collaboration was about assembling the Y-chromosome of the gorilla using a novel sequencing strategy as well as novel computational tools. This work was published in Genome Research [29].