Why You Shouldn’t Limit Yourself To Blast in IP Searches
If you’re looking to protect your own sequences or want to make sure you’re not infringing on anyone else’s IP then you have to rely on a sequence search algorithm to provide you with a complete list of correct matches. BLAST, the most commonly used sequence comparison algorithm in biology, is an obvious and popular choice. What most people do not realize is that BLAST is not easy to control and not always up to the task. It’s not di­fficult to imagine how incorrect and incomplete search results can lead to wrong conclusions and -awed business decisions. Here we take a look at the most important issues with BLAST and propose a solution.