NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Seeking to stay on top of the rapid accumulation of biomedical data and the need for bioinformaticians to become more efficient, the National Institutes of Health today issued a five-year strategic plan for data science. The agency also said it would hire its first chief data strategist.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.