How much does bioinformatics cost for my project?

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Question: 

How much does bioinformatics cost for my project?

Answer: 

 

The amount spent on bioinformatics will be at least as much spent on sequencing and more likely double the cost.

The amount of sequencing data that can be generated continues to increase exponentially.  As data increases so does the complexity of the questions that can be answered with the data.  As data and complexity increases the cost of bioinformatics increases.  It is easy to underestimate the cost of bioinformatics.  I use the above bolded text as a general guide for bioinformatics costs.

For specific rates for the Genome Informatics Facility see this page