An interactive web tool that generates quality reports from DNA sequencing data without leaving the browser, powered by WebAssembly.
How to use fastq.bio
You can use the hosted version at fastq.bio.
Or, to run fastq.bio locally:
npm install npm run build
and open the
index.html file in your browser.
How it works
- To generate the QC report, fastq.bio runs the C tool fastp directly in the browser using WebAssembly. For details about the compilation from C to WebAssembly, see the biowasm project.
- fastq.bio uses the aioli library to run the WebAssembly module in a WebWorker, and handles mounting user files to a virtual file system.
- For details about how WebAssembly can in some cases be a powerful tool for speeding up web apps, see my Smashing Magazine article.