You know a technology has made it when it shows up in a print page of Nature. So we were pleased to see that Vol. 495, Issue 293, released today, includes a piece on the rise of cloud-based next-generation sequence (NGS) analysis.
The past year of conferences has given us the sense that this approach to bioinformatic work is winning researchers over. A year ago people asked, “Wait, my data is going where?”; now, we’re hearing, “The cloud! Yeah, we need that.”
While it’s not as groundbreaking as a certain 1953 one-page missive in that magazine–Vol. 171, Issue 4356, pg 737–it’s good to see our approach to genomics making it to print.