Biogenetics and Big Data

Barry Strauss, Talksum Head of MarketingBarry Strauss, Talksum Head of Marketing

Recently, we met with well-known geneticist Dr. Michael Gelfand, Deputy Director of the Institute for the Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Science. The discussion revolved around an opportunity to use the Talksum Data Stream Router™ – TDSR™ – in a real-time Big Data infrastructure for industrial DNA sequencing. This meeting was followed by conversations with members of Dutch University Research Centers interested in new generation biogenetic data management systems that took place in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre in June 2013.

Big Data is critical for the future success of biogenetics, which requires massive amounts of data to help with the development and application of scientific procedures and technologies that permit direct manipulation of genetic material. Genetic engineering produces unlimited amounts of otherwise unavailable or scarce biological products by introducing DNA from living organisms.

DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. It includes any method or technology that is used to determine the order of the four bases — adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine — in a strand of DNA, the resulting sequences to be used by medical personnel to make treatment decisions or aid in genetic counseling.

This is where the TDSR comes into play. Bio-medical research centers can use the real-time data processing and multi-format data normalization of our TDSR solution, while hospitals and medical centers can take advantage of its complex event processing.

In the near future, next-generation sequencing (NGS) using Big Data is poised to revolutionize not only medical research in academic laboratories and biopharma, but also the healthcare landscape and applied markets – for example, AgBio, food testing, and so on. We are proud to be at the forefront of this revolution.

Click Talksum Data Stream Router to learn more about how our TDSR solution can help you. To speak with a Talksum representative, fill out the form on our Contact Us page and let us know what you have in mind.