4.3.2S
IT AND LIFE SCIENCES: TWO DISCIPLINES UNDERGOING REVOLUTION

P COCHRANE

BT Laboratories, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3RE, UK

Our species has discovered and learnt more in the past 50 years than in its entire pre-history. Without computers we would, relatively speaking, know nothing. For life sciences and IT, the race is now between carbon and silicon life and perhaps their eventual merger. One without the other is now inconceivable.