ALBUQUERQUE, NM (GenomeWeb News) — The rate at which data are being produced shows no signs of slowing and, according to Philip Bourne, the new associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health, is still increasing.

During a keynote lecture at the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities annual conference, held here this week, Bourne said that by 2020 the global digital universe is forecasted to comprise some 40 trillion gigabytes, though he noted that social media makes up good chunk of that data.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.