January 31st, 2011
Posted by Shane Climie, Ph.D.
“We said that once we had finished sequencing the genome we would make it available to the scientific community for free. …And we will be doing that on Monday morning at 10am.” – J. Craig Venter, February, 2001
It’s been ten years since the famous unveiling of the first human genome sequence. Since then, we’ve developed the ability to sequence large numbers of individual human genomes thanks to rapidly changing technology that translates into ever lower costs per genome and higher throughput sequencing capabilities. The $10,000 genome has arrived – even sooner than anticipated – and now the challenge is to figure out what to do with all of the information that is starting to accumulate.
The past year has seen a number of key developments and there are no signs that things will slow down over the coming months: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: diagnostic applications of genome sequencing, DNA, genetic data, Genome project, illumina, jim watson, molecular diagnostics, personal gemone project, personal genome sequence, Shane Climie
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