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75 terabytes per week

That's how much data is produced by the Sanger Institute running 37 Illumina Genome Analyzer II machines non-stop 24/7. Pedro and I went to the European Bioinformatics Institute (next door to the genome sequencing center, located in Hinxton, UK not too far from Cambridge) to learn a bit more about how to manage and analyze such copious amounts of genome sequence which are the direct result of lower cost next generation high-throughput sequencing technology. I also got to catch up with Arnaud (now at the EBI in the Ensembl Genomes group) and his wife Livy and son Tibor.