Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Whole Genome Sequencing for ... USD 600 = Unbelievable! genome sequencing (WGS) is ostensibly the process of determining the complete DNA sequence of an organism's genome at a single time. 

The "$1,000 genome" phrase neatly highlighted the chasm between the actual cost of the Human Genome Project, estimated at $2.7 billion over a decade, and the benchmark for routine, affordable personal genome sequencing.

In 2010, Illumina introduced its individual genome sequencing service for consumers, who were required to present a doctor's note. The initial price was $50,000/person. One of the first clients was former Solexa CEO John West, who had his entire family of four sequenced.[22]
Now "$1,000 genome" is in past as there are number of companies offering WGS starting from USD 600.... 
Additional reading:
WGS should not be confused with Exome sequencing (WES) - a genomic technique for sequencing all of the protein-coding region of genes in a genome (known as the exome). 

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