A post on ZDNet offers a Q&A with Peter Covitz, COO of the NCI Center for Bioinformatics, about the Cancer Genome Atlas. And no, we're not still talking about the scientific merit of the multimillion-dollar project; this interview focuses on the IT needs to handle the coming avalanche of data.

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