Sanger Institute sequences a trillion bases in six months

Genetic Future comments on news from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute:

At the current rate (which is rapidly increasing) the Sanger is churning out more DNA sequence every two minutes than was generated by the entire research community from 1982-1987. This obscene rate of data generation has been enabled by the development of next-generation DNA sequencing platforms, which can each churn out one human genome equivalent in less than a week.