April 22, 2013

Genome Sequencing Cost from 2001 to 2013

Genome sequencing cost from 2001 to 2013.

Genome Sequencing Cost

$5.6k – cost to sequence a full genome in early-2013.
$95 million – cost to sequence a full genome in early-2001.

A nice drop.

Sequencing Cost per Megabase

Data and graphs via genome.gov.

NHGRI compares the drop in sequencing costs to Moore’s law and shows how genome sequencing is doing better than Moore’s law. The comparison is not needed.

Moore’s law is outdated now (or should be). Moore’s law is for a different industry with a different technology and dynamics.

Tags: genome sequencing costs, dna sequencing costs, cost to sequence a genome, cost to sequence a megabase