Big data: The power of petabytes

MICHAEL EISENSTEIN | April 26, 2016

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Fifteen years ago, it was a landmark achievement. Ten years ago, it was an intriguing but highly expensive research tool. Now, falling costs, soaring accuracy and a steadily expanding base of scientific knowledge have brought genome sequencing to the cusp of routine clinical care. A growing number of institutions are conducting genome-wide 'dragnet' searches to identify the mutations responsible for rare diseases. “The rate at which we're finding causative variants in those cases is going up,” says Russ Altman, a bioinformatician at Stanford School of Medicine in California. “At some centres, it's up to 50% of cases.” Genomic variants can also reveal 'driver' mutations that might reveal a tumour's therapeutic vulnerabilities, or provide clues to whether a specific individual may or may not respond to a drug — the drug's 'pharmacogenetic' properties.

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