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DNA in the Clouds

Here's a blog post from ZDNet reporting on the news that Amazon Web Services will include the human genome among the data it will be making freely available through its cloud service. "By melding research data with storage services such as EC2, Amazon is likely to garner interest from academia and businesses that crunch these datasets," the post says. Researchers will still have to pay for the compute time.

 

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