NHGRI Requests One Cent Genotype
More evidence of the precipitous decline in the cost of sequencing and genotyping from a recent request for application (RFA):
This RFA solicits applications for a cooperative agreement to augment the International HapMap Project by supporting the genotyping of approximately 2.25 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the genome in 270 samples from four populations, at high quality and at a cost of about 1 cent per genotype…This RFA is being issued in response to recent technology improvements that have led to a large reduction in the cost of genotyping. NHGRI estimates that it should now be possible to do large-scale genotyping for about one cent per genotype, which is considerably lower than the cost at the start of the HapMap Project [way back in October of 2002], and therefore to obtain more genotyping than had been planned initially.
You can read the whole RFA here.