IBM & the Personal Genome (URL).

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Re: IBM & the Personal Genome (URL).

Postby codysluder » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:30 pm

Interesting, though something is wrong here.

We're talking about a combination of computer technology and biological technology. Computer technology has Moore's Law which says things get either cheaper or faster by a factor of 2 every 18 months. I'm not familiar with a similar observation for biological science but somebody might know one. Based on personal observation (visits to my Doctor, etc.) costs keep going up although I'm probably also getting a benefit from better technology.

Either way, this doesn't compute:
Since then, the field has accelerated. In the last four to five years, the cost of sequencing has been falling at a rate of tenfold annually, according to George M. Church, a Harvard geneticist. In a recent presentation in Los Angeles, Dr. Church said he expected the industry to stay on that curve, or some fraction of that improvement rate, for the foreseeable future.
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Re: IBM & the Personal Genome (URL).

Postby 7im » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:19 pm

No offense intended, but some would consider this recruiting for other DC projects, which would be bad manners. ;)
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