High Speed DNA Sequencing

April 21st, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Biotech, Computing, Mapping, Products, Technology | No Comments »

DNA sequencing of one human genome currently runs about $20 million to $30 million and takes six months. The soon to be tested Helicos machine uses a method that skips several processes bringing the cost down to $5,000 and 3 days , allowing scientists to gather wider samplings for analysis and discover the secrets to our genes.

via MedGadget | MIT Tech Review

454 Life Sciences | US high throughput sequencing
Solexa | UK high throughput sequencing

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