Big Data

Nice to see bioinformatics and computational infrastructure getting some love in today's issue of Nature_

Above all, data on today's scales require scientific and computational intelligence. Google may now have its critics, but no one can deny its impact, which ultimately stems from the cleverness of its informatics. The future of science depends in part on such cleverness again being applied to data for their own sake, complementing scientific hypotheses as a basis for exploring today's information cornucopia.
Hopefully, funding agencies and universities will take note and begin funding infrastructure projects, and the scientific community will begin recognizing the value they add. A good computational project can enable thousands of discoveries, and the biological community needs to give appropriate credit (and pay) to bioinformaticians.

There are several other good articles in this issue, including one about biocuration. Link (free access for two weeks, as I understand it)


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