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Cheap sequencing technology is flooding the world with genomic data. Can we handle the deluge?
Whole genomes can now be sequenced and analyzed in about two days, which could greatly benefit newborns in a medical crisis.
It can be quicker and easier to sequence a genome than to analyze the resulting data—now one startup thinks it has a solution to this data-crunching bottleneck.
Complete Genomics’ race to lower the costs of DNA sequencing didn’t yield business success.
A big-picture view of microbial DNA should help public health officials, genome scientists, and possibly medical researchers.