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Amerijoe
09-20-2016, 12:32 PM
Article states to have genome sequencing at $1000 by 2019.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3061591/body-os/illumina-owns-the-dna-sequencing-market-now-its-building-an-app-store-too

Afshar
09-20-2016, 05:36 PM
It sounds as an advertisement for their New sequencer, I wonder if the sample prep costs and labour are included in the price

Heber
09-20-2016, 06:58 PM
Article states to have genome sequencing at $1000 by 2019.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3061591/body-os/illumina-owns-the-dna-sequencing-market-now-its-building-an-app-store-too


"Less than 3% of the population knows anything about their genomic data," adds Jonathan Groberg, a biotech analyst at UBS. "This opportunity is where the internet was in the 1970s."

"Illumina has captured more than 70% of the sequencing market with these machines that it sells to academics, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, and more. During his tenure as CEO, Flatley built a reputation around tight product execution, culminating in Illumina being the first to announce the $1,000 genome in 2014."

"Oxford Nanopore responded by sending a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that the the suit was analogous to "restricting the trade on smartphones because mainframe and desktop computers are available," and that Illumina was seeking to "stifle emerging competition and enhance its monopoly."

"The brands will do the heavy lifting from a marketing standpoint," Flatley explains. For that reason, Helix's team expects that the number of people who have been sequenced will drastically increase. Thurston predicts that it will be 90% of people within 20 years."

Lots of new branches on the Phylogenetic tree and lots of granularity in Population Genetics provided they keep it open data, as advocated by George Church and resist the temptation for a proprietary approach.