Cost of DNA Sequencing Falls Further
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This summer the cost of DNA sequencing was approximately $50,000. Last week, Complete Genomics, a California-based human genome sequencing company, announced in the journal Science that they have been able to sequence a human genome for approximately $4,400. The company’s goal was to reduce the cost of sequencing to $5,000. At this price drug researchers could affordably include genetic sequencing to explore disease triggers & target populations for therapy. For more information on this advance, see Fierce Biotech.