October 30, 2014 | by James Bannon, ARK Analyst | Health
If World Health Organization (WHO) estimates are correct, the current Ebola outbreak could be out of control: as of mid-October, it has killed over 4,000 people and could cost the three most impacted countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone $815 million dollars, or 6% of GDP. In the worst-case scenario, Liberia could lose over $230 […]August 21, 2014 | by James Bannon, ARK Analyst | Health
The Human Genome Project (HGP), the first whole human genome sequencing in 2000, cost over $3.7 billion and took 13 years of computing power. Today, it costs roughly $1,000 and takes fewer than three days. With trillions of genomes waiting to be sequenced, both human and otherwise, the genomic revolution is in its infancy. Since […]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.