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Involving undergraduates in genomics research to narrow the education–research gap

Engaging undergraduates in computational tasks can improve genomic research laboratory productivity, benefiting both students and senior laboratory members.

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The authors thank the Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for supporting undergraduate students, and the Division of Undergraduate Education at UCLA for offering courses that allow undergraduates to work on independent research projects. Lastly, the authors dedicate this body of work to all undergraduate students who participated in bioinformatics research in ZarLab (

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Mangul, S., Martin, L. & Eskin, E. Involving undergraduates in genomics research to narrow the education–research gap. Nat Biotechnol 36, 369–371 (2018).

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