It's, Uh, 'Genomical'

The amount of genomic data that will be produced in the next 10 years is expected to be on par with or surpass that generated by astronomers, YouTube, or Twitter, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This has lead the researchers to argue that "genomical" should replace "astronomical" as an indicator of size.

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