By Ileena Mitra

Photo by Christopher Rusev.

The advent of DNA sequencing has created a boom of large-scale genomic data. DNA sequencing has become relatively inexpensive, close to only $100 per genome. Thousands of individuals are having their genomes sequenced for research and clinical use. Yet, how do we make sense of all this information? What does it mean for our health? Can we learn any new biology from all this data?

Current technological limitations make it difficult to inspect the complete spectrum of human genetic variation, therefore leaving large sections of generated sequencing data sets uninterpretable. …

Ileena Mitra

Bioinformatics PhD candidate @ UC San Diego.

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