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DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data (nytimes.com)
13 points by jdale27 on Dec 1, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

>In the case of human genomes, they might store even less — only the difference between a particular genome and some reference genome.

The results from comparative genomics would suggest, at least superficially, that a combination of compression and data de-duplication in the style of S3 and Dropbox would go a long way towards resolving the issue.

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