The final day of our ‘twelve days of Christmas’ blogs has arrived. We hope you’ve enjoyed our festive overview of 2014 and we look forward to sharing many more research updates throughout 2015!
“On the twelfth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TWELVE – a relatively small number of authors for an MND research paper, the TUBA4A paper had 68!”
Gone are the days where there are only three authors on a research paper, especially in genetics! Gene hunting requires a lot of researchers to process and understand a whole lot of data. For instance, the information contained from one human genome is 100Gb of data, that’s equivalent to 102,400 photos!
Now… Project MinE is sequencing at least 15,000 MND genomes! When this research is completed, and the work gets published, it’s going to be a very long list of authors!