NIH announces the availability of cloud-based genetic database

NIH officials reported Thursday that the world's largest set of human genomic variation data, a 200-terabyte data set, is now available for public access through the cloud-based Amazon Web Services. The data set was developed by the international research group the 1000 Genomes Project with support from the NIH and other institutes. "We want to find new and better ways to make the most of these data to speed discovery, innovation and improvements in the nation's health and economy," said NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in a news release.

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