The Sanger Institute is reporting that their Genetic Record Database has hit one billion entries, making it the world’s largest. The Trace Archive is a store of all the sequence data produced and published by the world scientific community, including the Sanger Institute’s own prodigious output as a world-leading genomics institution. To grasp how much data is in the Archive, if it were printed out as a single line of text, it would stretch around the world more than 250 times. Printing it out on pages of A4 would produce a stack of paper two-and-a-half times as high as Mount Everest. The Archive is 22 Terabytes in size and doubling every ten months.
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