June 03, 2014 | by James Bannon, ARK Analyst | Health
Can you believe that in 2014, $160 billion worth of corn will be grown on land that theoretically could produce $560 billion? By producing and delivering seeds precisely designed for the square meter of earth in which they will be grown genetic engineering will narrow this gap. As illustrated below, global corn yields are roughly half of what they are in the US alone, and US yields are a bit less than half of what is theoretically possible today.May 27, 2014 | by James Bannon, ARK Analyst | Health
The declining cost of sequencing a human genome (in some instances, for as little as $1,000 per sequence) is creating a growing demand for tools that can sort, organize, analyze, and store the ever-increasing amount of biological data. If properly harnessed, data can be used for academic research and by pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.