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Contracting Sequencing Costs Could Mean Ballooning Informatics Prices

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Posted by: Aabha Khemani

05/14/2012

I agree that there are too many errors to the calculations. It was difficult for us to assume the percentage of their salaries involved in analysing one genome. I definitely agree that it should not take an entire year to analyze one genome. Our estimates are higher than at least a couple of orders of magnitude. Twitter says that it is an ill-reviewed article. Well, it definitely is! 
In order to polish our estimates, I still think considering FTEs is an interesting way to calculate, but we could prorate the salaries according to the time taken to analyze one genome (few weeks or months). Also, the calculations are contingent upon the number of genomes analyzed at a time and this also depends on the research being conducted.

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