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Old 06-09-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
Brian Bushnell
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Anecdotally, JGI used to have scores of people in a factory-like setting running a massive number of Sanger machines in 3 shifts, 24x7. Now we produce thousands of times as much data with less than half as many people directly involved with making libraries and running sequencing machines, during a normal ~40-hour work week (using Illumina and PacBio machines). There are probably more people analyzing the data now, though, since there's more data to analyze.
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