Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Genetic Record Database

ChocSnorfler writes to tell us that the Sanger Institute is reporting that their Genetic Record Database has hit one billion entries, making it the world's largest.
The data are being actively used by biomedical researchers in academic and commercial organizations. The three internet domains that make most use of the trace archive are .com, .edu and .uk. Dotcoms are responsible for about 80% of download each week - mostly as big 'customers', taking vast chunks each visit. Next are US researchers, followed by .

Trace data are the raw results of genetic research to allow them to identify and study , to reveal variations () in genes and to study similarity to genes in other organisms. These are vital starting points for studying and better understanding the of health and disease.
Reference: Sanger, Ensembl Genome Server,
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