Monday, 6 October 2008

Low Price Mapping of DNA

Low Price Mapping of DNA Monday, 06 October 2008 Human chromosomesThe company Complete Genomics in Mountain View, CA, will offer complete human DNA sequence for US$ 5.000:- next year. The company is set to announce its plans on Monday, according to Andrew Pollack of The New York Times. DNA sequencing chipThe company was started two years ago, and have developed a unique, miniaturized sequencing process that will permit the low price. The first human genome sequence, completed by the federally financed Human Genome Project in 2003, is estimated to have cost a few hundred million dollars. Last year, the genome sequence of James D. Watson, a discoverer of the structure of DNA, was completed at a cost of about $1 million. Today, the cost to obtain a complete human DNA sequence is about $100,000. See further: Dawn of Low-Price Mapping Could Broaden DNA Uses NY Times - October 6, 2008 See also at CellNEWS: Sequencing 15 Human Genomes Each Week Wednesday, 02 July 2008 First Human Female DNA Sequenced Monday, 26 May 2008 Large-scale Genetic Differences in Humans II Thursday, 01 May 2008 Large-scale Genetic Differences in Humans I Thursday, 01 May 2008 James Watson's DNA sequenced... II Wednesday, 16 April 2008 Future of personal genomics Friday, 21 September 2007 James Watson's DNA sequenced Monday, April 02, 2007 ......... ZenMaster

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