Quick one here. A new paper is out from many folks, including Aaron Darling from my lab as well as a few other UC Davis folks. It is a cool paper: Assemblathon 1: A competitive assessment of de novo short read assembly methods
One minor issue - seems they got Vince Buffalo's name backwards - he is listed as Buffalo Vince on the Genome Research page, though in the PDF they have his name correct. Will have to see what he has to say about that.