The Gigsaw NextGen Sequence Assembly Simulator

Gigsaw is a script that produces a physical model simulation of Next Generation Sequencing experiments. These models are ideal for teaching and illustratin g the concepts and challenges of Next Generation Sequencing. The model is created as PDF which can then be printed and cut out. Some examples are on the examples page. The code for Gigsaw and associated documentation is available on request.

You can run Gigsaw here

If you find Gigsaw useful, please cite it as D.M.A.Martin "Gigsaw - physical simulation of next-generation sequencing for education and outreach" EMBnet Jounal 18(1) 28-32
Gigsaw was conceived and created by Dr David Martin at the University of Dundee.