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.

Here is a news release from Forbes:

More about Illumina's new sequencing system:

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.


love the graph!

love the graph!