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eWeek: Data at the Ready

Oct 01, 2003, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The DNA sequence of the entire human genome was mapped as of April, but the battle to keep that massive amount of data available and protected rages on at places such as The Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University Medical School.

"Established in 1993 with a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, The Genome Sequencing Center contributed about 25 percent of the completed human genome information. In the course of this work, the GSC experienced what all major scientific research efforts and most commercial entities are going through these days: skyrocketing data proliferation. The GSC's data store grew from somewhere in the gigabyte range to some 8 terabytes over the past few years..."

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