Wednesday, July 2, 2008

15 a week....not even close to 100 in 10 days.

I wanted to tell everyone about what the Wellcome Trust has been doing. Aside from their new commitment to 90,000 genomes, they now have reached the 1 terabase.

That is.... the staggering total of 1,000,000,000,000 letters of genetic code that will be read by researchers worldwide.

From Medical News Today
The amount of data is remarkable: every two minutes, the Institute produces as much sequence as was deposited in the first five years of the international DNA sequence databases, which started in 1982. It is a global milestone.

This is tremendously important as we begin to start databasing terabases......How much informatics and storage will we need. This issue has been covered excellently by
Daniel at Genetic-Future
Drew at Think Gene
Yann at His Blog
The debate goes on.......

The bottom store the data you need AND to analyze it takes some serious cashola!!!

Not to be exaggerating, but the 1000 genomes project is getting moving....

"The 1000 Genomes Project is exploring the genome at a resolution nobody has attempted before," says Dr Richard Durbin, who co-heads the Project. "Our goals are ambitious and all of us are still learning, but we can already see that, through the efforts of the Sanger Institute and our partners in the consortium, the results will have a major impact on our understanding of human genetics and disease."

The Sherpa Says:
All that is fine and dandy.....but what use is it without phenomes and family history data???? You need Trios, You need cohorts over years......this is nice, but it is only the first steps..

1 comment:

rv dealers said...

Man this such a huge data . I wonder how researcher will decode 1 terabase of data.