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It’s difficult to distill down a meeting as data-rich as the Cold Spring Harbor Biology of Genomes meeting, but here’s a first-pass attempt.

Small delays due to Big Genetics

[Added in edit in response to concerned emails: The original title was deliberately provocative, and contrary to the message in the text; I apologise for any misunderstanding. I’ve largely rewritten the post to make my point more clearly.] One of the curious and paradoxical effects of Big Genetics projects like the 1000 Genomes Project –…

Olivia Judson’s blog has a guest post by Aaron Hirsh that got me thinking about a topic that will be familiar to most scientists: the transition of research towards Big Science. Big Science basically includes any project involving a large consortium of research groups working together on a tightly-defined problem, usually with a very specific…

Last week I posted on the publication of three papers in Nature describing whole-genome sequencing using next-generation technology: one African genome, one Asian genome, and two genomes from a female cancer patient (one from her cancer cells and one from healthy skin tissue). At the end of that post I noted that the era of…