NEW YORK, Oct 30 - DeCode Genetics has piled up a mountain of data. Not only does it have legal access to the health records for the entire nation of Iceland, it has collected DNA from over 40,000 of the country’s inhabitants and genotyped over 33,000, according to CEO and founder Kari Stefansson.

And this means the small-population genetics company is going to have to make a huge leap forward in the informatics realm.

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