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Description

Recent advances in computing has enabled biologists to sequence and decode the genomes of various species. The use of a BBC newsreel and interviews highlight the increasing dependency of scientists on the storage and processing capabilities of computer systems and how this is being used to compare the genetic codes of bacteria to identify the source of infectious diseases such as cholera. The clip also highlights some of the data storage and processing challenges associated with collecting, storing, and effectively and efficiently interrogating large data sets.
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First broadcast:
5 July 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to help raise questions and discuss the importance of collecting, storing, and effectively and efficiently interrogating large amounts of data.