How computer science equips medical research

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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