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WBOC-TV- Advanced Technologies Make Science More Accessible

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Understanding the genes that bacteria contain is crucial in battling disease and bacterial infections. But now that scientists have identified the genes, they face the challenge of mapping the DNA.

See video from LSI at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/LSI_37325

Today's powerful new DNA sequencing technologies require enormous amounts of data storage and computing power. Until recently, big institutions had an advantage over smaller research groups due to the expensive "storage area networks" that were required. Now, advances in storage technology, as enabled by LSI, are helping to level the playing field. These technologies arm scientists at institutions like Pittsburgh's renowned Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny General Hospital, with new tools to crunch data faster and more cost-efficiently.

In the end, researchers are able to focus more on the science and less on the hardware, ultimately speeding the pace of medical breakthroughs such as innovations in wound healing, biofilms, and orthopedics.

 

 

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