The $1000 genome

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Just a couple days ago, the biotech company Illumina revealed their new machine that can sequence the human genome for $1000.

Ever since the early 2000s, scientists have been talking about a "$1000 genome." People have worked on improving and putting out new technologies to effectively sequence a full human genome at a low cost with high throughput fashion for scientists to perform more efficient clinical diagnostics and research. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1779559/

Here is a news release from Forbes:
www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2014/01/14/the-1000-genome-arrives-for-real-this-time/

More about Illumina's new sequencing system:
www.bio-itworld.com/2014/1/15/what-you-need-know-about-illuminas-new-sequencers.html

I found this particular graph from the above website interesting (comparing the rapid decrease of sequencing costs with Moore's law, a law that says computer processing power doubles every two years):


The 2014 data point marks the goal Illumina has reached with the new $1000 genome.



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love the graph!

love the graph!