Genome Sequencing in the Cloud

Genome Sequencing in the Cloud

Wei Chen (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA), Yun Wan (University of Houston - Victoria, USA), Bo Peng (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA) and Christopher I. Amos (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9466-8.ch004
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the latest development of using cloud-computing technology for genome sequencing in bioinformatics field. It introduces the definition of genome sequencing and cloud computing, discussed the current status of NGS in cloud with the example of Nimbix. It also provides a rich source of cloud computing related service providers and technologies for references. Finally, it discusses the challenges of conducting NGS in a cloud environment.
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Genome Sequencing

Since the 1970s, the genome sequencing technology has experienced three stage of development. They were typically classified as zero generation sequencing used in the 1970s, first generation sequencing used in the 1980s to 1990s, and second generation sequencing adopted since the 2000s.

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