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Acceptance for Publication by the Elsevier Journal of Biomedical informatics

Acceptance for Publication by the Elsevier Journal of Biomedical informatics

08 July, 2013

The journal paper “Big Data, Hadoop and Cloud Computing in Genomics”, by Aisling O’ Driscoll, Jurate Daugelaite and Roy Sleator has been accepted for publication by the Elsevier Journal of Biomedical Informatics. The journal abstract is as follows:

Since the completion of the Human Genome project at the turn of the Century, there has been an unprecedented proliferation of genomic sequence data. A consequence of this is that the medical discoveries of the future will largely depend on our ability to process and analyse large genomic data sets, which continue to expand as the cost of sequencing decreases. Herein, we provide an overview of cloud computing and big data technologies, and discuss how such expertise can be used to deal with biology’s big data sets. In particular, big data technologies such as the Apache Hadoop project, which provides distributed and parallelised data processing and analysis of petabyte (PB) scale data sets will be discussed, together with an overview of the current usage of Hadoop within the bioinformatics community.