New DNA supercomputer can deliver genome sequencing for just USD 1k
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.
(Posted on 15-01-2014)