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Genome sequencing

Genome sequencing

14-01-2022 | Daily sketch

The cost of genome sequencing has decreased substantially over the past two decades. In 2001, sequencing a human genome – the complete set of genetic information in a human being – cost approximately USD 100 million. Through technological advances such as parallelization of sequencing, throughput increases, and lower cost chemistry, costs have come down to approximately USD 562, according to the latest data from August 2021. The big promise for low-cost genome sequencing is the ability to analyze millions of samples which could improve diagnostics and therapeutics. Instead of looking at a tiny part of the genome (due to high costs) we can now look at the whole genome, resulting in a better understanding of biology.

Source: National Human Genome Research Institute, 2021.

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