Biology and Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery in the Beginning of the 21st Century

OMICS A Journal of Integrative Biology, Volume 15, Number 4, 2011
Arnold Smith, Magdalena Balazinska, Chaitan Baru, Mark Gomelsky, Michael McLennan, Lynn Rose, Burton Smith, Elizabeth Stewart, and Eugene Kolker


The life sciences are poised at the beginning of a paradigm-changing evolution in the way scientific questions are answered. Data-Intensive Science (DIS) promise to provide new ways of approaching scientific challenges and answering questions. This article is a summary of the life sciences issues and challenges as discussed in the DIS workshop in Seattle, September 19–20, 2010.