February 7, 2012

DNA Sequencing Costs from 2001 to Oct-2011

The rapid drop in DNA sequencing costs from 2001 to October-2011 (source NHGRI).

And, the sequencing cost per genome will go below $1,000 soon e.g. with the Ion Proton Sequencer from Life Technologies.

As the NHGRI graph shows, the sequencing cost had already fallen below $10,000 in Oct-2011 and continues to fall rapidly.

The cost per Mb of DNA sequence - $0.09.

With easier access to genome sequencing, the West family was one of the first to get the family’s genome sequenced.

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