Some interesting things in this post from Kelly Rae Chi at the Scientist: Metagenomics Mash-Up. It includes a discussion of metagenomics generally and then some metagenomic tools including MEGAN5, Kraken, MG-RAST, Metavir, and HI-C. The section on HI-C discusses the work of Chris Beitel in my lab. If you are doing metagenomic analysis or considering it or just trying to understand how it is and/or might be used, this is probably worth a look. It is NOT by any means comprehensive just a “tour of the newest software and strategies” but still of potential use.