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CHICAGO – The genomic informatics world got a new standard for data compression over the summer when the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved MPEG-G.

That is the same MPEG — which stands for Motion Picture Expert Group — that brought the world the MP3 format for digital audio and MPEG-4 specification for compressing video files.

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