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Sifting gold from the data deluge

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Botanical Society of America) Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have flooded databases and hard drives worldwide with large data sets, but are researchers getting the most they can out of this deluge of data? A new study demonstrates a data mining technique that can be used to glean valuable information from existing data sets, and proves the concept by retrieving sequence from genes influencing the peculiar floral structures seen in the plant family Goodeniaceae.

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