Friday, March 22, 2013

Epistasis and Quantum Computing

I read an article in the NYTimes about the advent of the "first" (if it gets there) commercial quantum computer. This could be really cool for the stuff I do where combinatorially we are limited by current computers. I would like to look at epistasis and its effect on evolution and disease mapping, but it is a very tough problem that a quantum computer (if I understand correctly which I may not) could help alleviate.