September 2004: (Still) Looking for a Few New Sequencing Technologies | GenomeWeb

For all the talk about personalized medicine, there’s one ingredient we can all agree is absolutely essential before that can happen: lots and lots of sequence data. But at the current cost of sequencing genomes — just producing a high-quality draft of a mammalian genome costs $25 million, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute — it’s clear it’ll take a long time and a lot of money to accumulate the information required for doctors to prescribe treatments based on an individual’s unique genetic profile.

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