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Vishal Gulati

Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare – FT.com

April 3, 2016

Commentators have long looked forward to the “thousand-dollar human genome” — the ability to sequence accurately all 3bn letters of an individual’s DNA for less than $1,000. In 2016 it seems likely to happen, 15 years after the completion of the

Source: Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare – FT.com

Funny reading this on 1st of April, only a few years ago it would have been a joke. I still remember the days when I was at the Wellcome trust when the first draft sequence had costed $5b and towards the end of it Craig Venter decided to acquire 450 (!) sequencing machines from ABI and did a single genome in 9 months flat (of course, the sneaky trick behind it was using the free, publicly available data from the Human Genome Project). Now at Human Longivity Inc. he has two of Illumina’s 10x machines, each can do 40,000 complete sequences per year!