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New DNA supercomputer can deliver genome sequencing for just $1k

Washington, Jan. 15 : Researchers have developed a new DNA supercomputer which is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing.


The latest model by Illumina is designed to process 20,000 samples a year, with costs potentially as low as 1,000 dollars, the Verge reported.

Illumina's test will sequence every single base pair in a person's DNA, scanning huge quantities of genetic data that are not currently understood.

Meanwhile, it is worth noting that Illumina's previous model, which was released last year, performed sequencing for 3,000 dollars.

--ANI (Posted on 15-01-2014)

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