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Erratum to: The real cost of sequencing: scaling computation to keep pace with data generation

  • Paul Muir1, 2, 3,
  • Shantao Li4,
  • Shaoke Lou4, 5,
  • Daifeng Wang4, 5,
  • Daniel J. Spakowicz4, 5,
  • Leonidas Salichos4, 5,
  • Jing Zhang4, 5,
  • George M. Weinstock6,
  • Farren Isaacs1, 2,
  • Joel Rozowsky4, 5 and
  • Mark Gerstein4, 5, 7Email author
Genome Biology201617:78

Received: 1 April 2016

Accepted: 20 April 2016

Published: 28 April 2016

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2016 17:53

After the publication of this work [1], the authors noticed an error in Fig. 4. The error occurred on the y-axis, instead of running from 0 to 20 it just has 20 at each point. The publisher apologises for the error and any inconvenience caused. The corrected figure is given below:
Fig. 4

The number of faculty position hires at 51 US universities in 3-year bins. The recent increase in hiring coincides with the explosion in sequencing data. Data were obtained from



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Systems Biology Institute, Yale University, West Haven, USA
Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, USA
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, USA
Department of Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, USA


  1. Muir P, Li S, Lou S, Wang D, Spakowicz DJ, Salichos L, Zhang J, Weinstock GM, Isaacs F, Rozowsky J and Gerstein M. The real cost of sequencing: scaling computation to keep pace with data generation. Genome Biol. 2016;17:53.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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