As second-generation sequencing advanced in 2008, the technology took center stage in the field of bioinformatics as well. Labs buying into this high-throughput technology encountered a number of informatics challenges, including upgrading their storage and finding software to help organize and interpret the whirlwinds of data, and a number of academic and commercial efforts took steps to help meet this demand.

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