gigabyte

<unit, data>

(GB or colloquially "gig") A unit of data equal to one billion bytes but see binary prefix for other definitions. A gigabyte is 1000^3 bytes or 1000 megabytes.

A human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons) contains about 1.5 gigabytes of data.

1000 gigabytes are one terabyte.

See prefix.

Human genome data content.

Last updated: 2013-11-03

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