Thursday, December 01, 2011

Let's Get Scared

Some fragments …

DNA sequencing is becoming faster and cheaper at a pace far outstripping Moore’s law …


“Data handling is now the bottleneck …"


The lower cost, along with increasing speed, has led to a huge increase in how much sequencing data is being produced. World capacity is now 13 quadrillion DNA bases a year, an amount that would fill a stack of DVDs two miles high …


Researchers are increasingly turning to cloud computing so they do not have to buy so many of their own computers and disk drives.

Google might help as well.

“Google has enough capacity to do all of genomics in a day,” said Dr. Schatz of Cold Spring Harbor, who is trying to apply Google’s techniques to genomics data. Prodded by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, Google is exploring cooperation with Cold Spring Harbor.

In conclusion, the worry about tracking cookies is over.

Read the whole sequence article.

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