Querying the Genome

While Amazon has already made accessible (via S3) the genomes in the 1000 genome project, there is no accompanying abstraction to pick whatever portion of the vast data (250 Gbytes per sequence) that a biologist or doctor wishes interactively across the network. We would like to do something similar in a storage platform such as Azure, but where access can be done by what we call a Genome Query Language (developed with folks at UCSD).