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February 01, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 3)

$1,000 Genome Remains the Holiest

Innovations and Advances Move Sequencing Forward, But the Ultimate Goal Will Continue to Be Elusive

  • With the advent and development of high-throughput technologies, DNA sequencing takes center stage as a powerful tool in decoding genetic information. However, the goal of sequencing many genomes in parallel can only be made by considerable reduction in sequencing costs. A price tag of $1,000 per three gigabases—the size ...

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