DNA Sequencing Drops in Cost & Increases in Speed

DNAA Stanford University professor recently reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology that he was able to sequence his own DNA in a few weeks with 2 other team members at a cost of approximately $50,000.  This is a significant drop even when compared to last year when DNA sequencing cost approximately $250,000 and would take a team of almost 200 people.  Given the reduction in cost and personnel, researchers predict an explosion of DNA sequencing that will lead to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment customized to an individual’s DNA.  For more information, see ScienceDaily.

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