Who says patience is a virtue? The recent collaboration of Ohio State University, Ohio Supercomputing Center, and LabBook was borne largely of the unwillingness of Ohio State researchers to wait for the genome map to make sense.

Though it wasn’t a player in the Human Genome Project, the Ohio State Human Cancer Genetics Program knew that genomic data would be necessary to “put Ohio State on the map as far as cancer research goes,” says Fred Wright, a professor in the department.

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