Import high-throughput sequencing data

The Biomedical Genomics Workbench has dedicated tools for importing data from the following High-throughput sequencing systems. The reason for having dedicated tools for this is to standardize the data so that most downstream analyses and visualization of the data works seamlessly with all sequencing platforms. In addition to these formats, mapped data in SAM/BAM format can also be imported. Note also that there is an importer for sequencing data from Pacific Biosciences included in the CLC Genome Finishing Module (see

This section will describe the various importers in detail.

Clicking on the Import (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p) button in the top toolbar will bring up a list of the supported data types as shown in figure 6.3.

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Figure 6.3: Choosing what kind of data you wish to import.

Select the appropriate format and then fill in the information as explained in the following sections.

Please note that alignments of Complete Genomics data can be imported using the Complete Genomics import.