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12 points by daslee1969 on Mar 21, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

David - great thought as usual - I think it ironic that I sent you that article earlier today, before reading this.

Yes we need the data to power the algorithms. The best analogy I can come up with is fuel and a car. The fuel (being the data in this analogy) only has value with a machine (the algorithm) to transform it; to transform it into kinetic energy, or light, etc.

And by the way, we are well below $7K/genome. We are looking right now around $1K and falling - http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/01/the-1000-genome-are-we-... Cheers, Jeremy

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