Genomics & Computing


The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C., Nov. 25) -- After 25 years of breakthroughs and $14-billion in federal support, the revolution in genomics is now firmly in the hands of the computer geeks. An elite group of some of the world’s top research universities and corporations, pulled together by the National Science Foundation, is now working to figure out how to grapple with the huge amount of DNA and genomic data that’s being produced. The coalition, called CompGen, includes the U. of I., IBM, Intel, and Microsoft, as well as several other academic leaders in computing and genomics, such as the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis.