A colleague and I have been working on a teaching tool for her genetics class. Using an unnamed book, this tool references some methodologies present in that book, and follows a simplified logic to determine a genetic ancestry.
DNA Sequence Alignment
Right now, my present project for this endeavor is to get a student’s genome from http://www.bioservers.org/bioserver/ and push it through BLAST at NCBI thereby aligning the individual genome to the reference genome. Right now, I’m trying to use http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BLAST/Doc/node1.html as the start of instructions on how to do this.
Does anyone have any easier ideas?