Illumina Promises To Sequence Human Genome For $100—But Not Quite Yet

Published: Jan 10, 2017

Illumina, the largest maker of DNA sequencers, is launching a new DNA sequencer with new architecture it says could push the cost of decoding a human genome from $1,000 to $100–although that decrease will not come for years.

“This is good news, affirming that the field is still so healthy that price-plummeting is still considered good for business,” says George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

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