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Day 5: Big Data

Celebrating Biology Week 2016

The world's technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s. As a result, Big Data sets are increasing in size, as is the need to be able to effectively analyze them.

Whether it be a genome sequencing study or global health records, Big Data requires a set of techniques and technologies to reveal insights from datasets that are diverse, complex, and of a massive scale. Through analysis, storage, and visualization of such mass data, new connections can be made between previously disparate pieces of information, and new inroads can be forged in areas previously unexplored.

Today, we present our top Big Data-related research and invite you to test your Big Data knowledge with our online quiz.

Big Data Quiz

Test your knowledge on how Big Data is deepening our ability to collaborate and connect research with unprecedented results.

Blog Posts

NEW JOURNAL -- Big Data Analytics

Big Data promises to revolutionize research across a spectrum of issues. Read our Q&A with Editor-in-Chief, Amir Hussain, celebrating the launch of this new journal.  Then check out Anwaar Ali & Junaid Qadir's guest blog on Big Data's potential to influence human development.

Read our Top Big Data Articles

Featured Articles from BioMed Central Journals

From Genome Biology

From Genome Medicine

From GigaScience

From Algorithms for Molecular Biology

From Big Data Analytics

From BioData Mining

From Genetics Selection Evolution

From Plant Methods

From Source Code for Biology and Medicine

For more Big Data articles visit our website and access thousands of open access articles!

Biology Week 2016 Big Data has been curated by Joseph Hasan and Tim Sands.