Carlsbad, Calif.-based Life Technologies plans to introduce today a machine that can map a person’s entire genome for just $1000. One thousand dollars per genome has been a longstanding goal, because it should make the whole genome sequencing useful for medicine and drug discovery.
The machine, the Ion Proton Sequencer, is based on a chip. When the company first reported the sequencing of a person’s genome with it in Nature in July, it was none other than Gordon Moore’s genome they sequenced. Read more ...