Genome X Prize

The X Prize now has named Laurence Kedes of UCLA to lead the Genome X Prize.  Genome sequencing remains far too expensive, but is dropping quickly.  From their webpage:

The cost of DNA sequencing is decreasing by half every two years. Today it
  would cost $20 million and take six months to decode one entire human genome.

Who’s counting?

ANTONIO REGALADO. Prize for DNA Decoding Aims to Fuel Innovation. WSJ Jan 27, 2006.

Genome X Prize


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