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Keeping Up With The Human Genome

Google Tech TalksDecember 1, 2006ABSTRACTThe Human Genome Sequence was a big jump in scale for the then young bioinformatics field. Thirty times bigger than the worm genome that we were only just getting to grips with and with far greater numbers of interested users. The Ensembl project was started from scratch to handle this data: a system to store the data in an RDBMS; a pipeline to generate a pre-computed set of analysis; an API to provide both web and programmatic access. Ensembl evolves continuously: a new release is made every 2 months and in nearly every release the schema is updated to handle new data types. It now integrates more than thirty large genomes and provides researchers with...
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