We’re in the age of a society fully immersed in the technological revolution – in this article, we look at the ‘Big’ in ‘Biological Data.’
Big Data is everywhere and transforming all industries.
For the Life Sciences sector, it’s no different.
Big data are receiving increasing attention in biomedicine and healthcare. Therefore, it is essential to understand why big data is crucial for the biomedical informatics community.
With the ever-increasing amount of biological data now available due to advanced tools and techniques, several suitable ways have been simultaneously developed to handle this vast amount of data to make it presentable, accessible, and arranged logically to increase workability with the data.
The role of big data in bioinformatics is to provide repositories of data, better computing facilities, and data manipulation tools to analyze data.
In molecular biology, bioinformatics is the driving force behind the researchers’ endeavors to continue unraveling the secrets behind the genetic code.
An interesting consequence of the big data scenario is the availability of new software, methods, and tools, such as map-reduce, cloud computing, and machine learning algorithms. These will contribute to ample data research and benefit many biomedical informatics applications.
Advancements in high-throughput sequencing technology, coupled with reduced costs and turnaround time, mean we’re witnessing an exponential increase in genomic data generation and availability.
Skilled bioinformaticians must accompany the importance of bioinformatics in this day and age to keep up with this fast-paced field.
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