Genetic discoveries require massive memory supercomputers

By: Dr Robert Esnouf, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Published: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:04 GMT

Fifteen years since scientists reported the first draft of the human genome, there is now a set of machines which can sequence 18,000 human genomes per year.

The first draft cost nearly £2 billion to produce; now each reasonable quality genome costs just £1000. 

What a phenomenal rate of improvement, and I should add that there are new technologies on the horizon that are even more revolutionary.

At my own facility - the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics [WTCHG] at the University of Oxford - we currently sequence…

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