'Cheap' genome sequencing now possible- scientists

George Church and colleagues at Harvard Medical School hope eventually to reduce the cost further to $1,000 per genome -- the entire DNA code of a person, plant or other organism. Their new method, described in a report in the journal Science, bypasses the traditional gel-based technology for analyzing DNA and instead uses color-coded beads, a microscope and a camera. It is considerably cheaper than the current methods, which cost an estimated $20 million for a human genome

Health News Article | Reuters.com

BioBOOM Op/Ed: Waiting for the day when we stop by CVS pharmacy and make sure they have our genome on file prior to filling our prescription.

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