Just wondering if anyone there is now storing the raw fastq data as unaligned bam files. We are reaching a stage where any space we could potentially save would be beneficial.
Any con of storing fastq as bam? I see some discussion about this on seqanswers: http://seqanswers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14941
Also any tools that people already have that converts a fastq to bam and vice-a-versa. I know there are few which can do bam to fastq like picard but not sure if fastq to bam is there.