454 Life Sciences to Sequence Watson?
Back in 2003, 454 Life Sciences sequenced its first whole genome. It was the genome of a virus measuring about 33,000 base pairs. They have since turned their attention to larger and larger genomes…those of bacteria, flies, mice, and now, a famous scientist. 454 has offered James Watson a chance to glimpse his personal genome by the end of next year, when they expect to be able to sequence human genomes (3 billion base pairs) for less than $1 million.
"DNA pioneer may have genome sequenced" New Scientist. May 28, 2005.