While genomic sequencing gets cheaper, more extensive, and more routine, the analysis of those sequences remains a difficult challenge. Clinics and laboratories studying genetics use computational methods and bioinformatics pipelines to streamline this process, converting raw sequencing results into accurate and actionable insights.
With the first nodes scheduled for installation in November, the ambitious Array of Things project is receiving even more media attention. Led by the CI's Urban Center for Computation and Data, Array of Things aims to provide a fitness tracker for the city, with an expanding network of sensor nodes collecting data on the environment, infrastructure, and traffic at locations around Chicago and immediately releasing that data for use by residents.
Data visualization is among the hottest of science and technology terms right now, gathering more attention and hype as experts deal with larger and larger collections of data. But data visualization is actually a centuries-old process, with classic types such as the bar graph and the pie chart dating back to the 1700s.