All the sequencers at BGI generate so much data that the institute has to use FedEx to send disks of data to its collaborators, highlighting the data storage and management problems facing genomics research, says The New York Times. However, the article adds that the problem is also creating opportunities for bioinformaticians and bioinformatics companies.

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