Complete Genomics to Offer $5,000 Human Genome as a Service Business in Q2 2009

For the last two years, the company has been developing a short-read sequencing-by-probe-ligation technology behind closed doors. It sequenced a HapMap sample this summer but has not made the results public. In the coming months, Complete Genomics plans to do five more genomes for its first customer and partner, the Institute for Systems Biology. Next year, the firm intends to sequence 1,000 genomes, followed by 20,000 in 2010.

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