How Machine Learning is accelerating Life Sciences

Moore’s Law predicts that computing will dramatically increase in power and decrease in relative cost at an exponential pace. Although this principle mainly applies to computing hardware, DNA sequencing cost has followed a similar pattern for many years, approximately halving every two years. But since January 2008 there has been a break in that trend, with sequencing costs dropping much faster than the cost of processing data on computers. The cost of getting DNA data has never been cheaper, and it will continue to decrease.

The sudden and profound out-pacing of Moore’s Law beginning in January 2008. Source: National Human Genome Research Institute

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