I know that we had planned on discussing BLAST during Tuesday's discussion. I posted a YouTube video of a BLAST tutorial that people might just want to run through before hand. I watched a few and felt as if the one I posted was the most thorough (at least in explaining the process--there is another video explaining how to interpret the results). The NCBI homepage is a little bit different than the one portrayed in the video but the steps are still exactly the same. I am not sure how familiar everyone is with FASTA formats and accession numbers either so that is another thing that we could discuss as well!