Organizing It All

Sequencing thousands of Icelanders takes "a lot of organization," Hakon Gudbjartsson, Decode's VP for informatics tells IEEE Spectrum.

Each person they've sequenced — a total of some 3,600 people thus far — generates around 100 gigabytes of data, Gudbjartsson says. And, he adds, databases like Oracle or MySQL don't quite make sense for this purpose.

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