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Humanist
02-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Coming soon: A genome test that costs less than a new pair of shoes (http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2014/01/30/coming-soon-a-genome-test-that-costs-less-than-a-new-pair-of-shoes/#sthash.0vVvOp8i.dpuf)

Donna Alvarado on January 30th, 2014
Applied Biotechnology, Ethics, Events, Genetics, Stanford News


Scarcely a week ago, a leading genomics company, Illumina, announced it could sequence a human genome for the new, low price of $1,000. This week attendees at a personalized medicine conference heard a Silicon Valley startup say it would get the price down to $100.

Il PapÓ
02-02-2014, 01:28 PM
It's just sensational news,it's just a company promising the 100$ genome like others did in the past.There's nothing official contrary to illumina 1000$ genome .

rms2
02-02-2014, 03:34 PM
I think the $1000 genome test will be the beginning, but prices will come down as competition heats up. Perhaps a $100 genome test is not out of the question, especially if all you get for your $100 is the raw data.

Let's just hope the U.S. government doesn't try to save us from ourselves.