These Machines Just Broke the Sound Barrier of Human Genome Sequencing

These Machines Just Broke the Sound Barrier of Human Genome Sequencing

Ever since the first human genome was decoded at a cost of $3 billion, scientists have been pushing for a moonshot goal: a system that can process thousands of genomes at a cost of $1,000 each. Today, Illumina unveiled a set of machines that do just that. For geneticists and medical researchers, this is a watershed moment.

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