A Case for Long CIGARs: Achieving 50% Compression of BAM Files

I am studying NA06984.454.MOSAIK.SRP000033.2009_11.bam. Not to find SNPs, structural variations, or derive any biological insights into the CEU population – but simply from an IT storage perspective. How much disk space is really needed to store the entire information of the 1.23 million matches present in this 151 Mb file? If I can get to … Continue reading “A Case for Long CIGARs: Achieving 50% Compression of BAM Files”