Over the last decade, the amount of genomic sequencing data available has doubled every 7 months, rivaling Twitter and YouTube for data storage demands and analysis capacity. But the deluge of DNA sequencing data is just beginning, and the exabyte-sized tsunami to come will require a new approach to the technology used to store the data--and learn from it, according to experts from the University of Illinois and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Two different groups of investigators say they've found a way to identify a large group of patients that are characterized by a very high risk of developing blood cancers--and their discovery could pave the way to a new treatment approach in oncology.
Researchers are one step closer to creating a human vaccine for Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in 50% of the world's population that infects the stomach and causes chronic gastric inflammation, which can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer.
New genes identified by scientists at the University of Louisville in Kentucky may indicate a person's predisposition to excess abdominal fat, which can be an indicator of more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.
A faulty gene that causes hyperglycemia in mice may be a determinant of Type 2 diabetes in people, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.
The National Institutes of Health said Monday that it has made available for researchers the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.
A person's genetics are responsible for a decline in brain function in normal aging, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio and Yale University.
As the genomics community inches closer to realizing the $1,000 genome, Genia Technologies has landed $5.3 million, the largest NIH grant to date under a program to advance genome sequencing technology.
Scientists are studying the genome of a particular kind of parasitic worm to figure out what exactly makes it drug-resistant.
Biomedical researchers will now be able to apply for access to the whole genome data of an important cell line known as HeLa.