So Moore’s law is the law of the computer industry that says computer power doubles every 24 months or so. And that’s sort of put out there by experts. Technology development is sort of, you know, the prototype. That’s the thing that you really shoot for with Moore’s law. But nobody ever keeps up with Moore’s law except the computer industry.
Near the end of the genome project and even for four or five years after the genome project we had sufficiently industrialized methods that actually allowed us to keep up with Moore’s law.
And then what happened? About 2007 our major groups switched over to fancy new methods called next generation DNA sequencing methods and almost overnight they outstripped Moore’s law by far.
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