A graph showing how DNA sequencing and synthesis technologies are advancing at exponential rates

FIGURE A13-2DNA sequencing and synthesis technologies are advancing at exponential rates, outpacing the ability of synthetic biologists to construct useful and scalable biological circuits (Carlson, 2009)

These trends are similar to Moore’s law for integrated circuits (Moore, 1965) and suggest that there is substantial room for growth in the field of synthetic circuits.

From: A13, ENGINEERING SCALABLE BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

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The Science and Applications of Synthetic and Systems Biology: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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