What Data Problem?

It's become a cliché, but the term "bottleneck" is an apt way to describe how data analysis gets held up after genomes are sequenced. A startup company thinks it has a way to smash the bottle, so to speak. California-based Bina Technologies has developed the "Bina Box," reports Technology Review's Susan Young — a machine connected to a cloud-hosted site for data management and analysis.

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