Iddo Friedberg at Byte Size Biology says it's time the computational and experimental sides of science got together and collaborate to decipher the mountains of data being generated by sequencing research. "Problem: for most of these sequenced genes, we do not know what they are doing." Friedberg writes. "That's right: most of the sequence data that we have is just that: data.

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