The Mass-Market Genome

Ion Proton Sequencer decodes Human Genome in 1 day for 1000 dollars
An old dream comes true : decoding human genome for only 1000 dollars in less than 1 day. Life Technologies unveiled the Benchtop Ion Proton Sequencer, a $149,000 machine designed to decode a Human Genome at this price and in a few hours.
That’s ridiculous when you know that Human Genome Project started in 1990, was finalized at 99,99% in 2003 and cost 3 billion dollars.
Reminder : According to wikipedia, “genome is the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information. It is encoded either in DNA or, for many types of virus, in RNA”. Read more

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