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

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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    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.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s13059-016-0917-0.

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