$5,000? Where?

George Church recently estimated the current price of sequencing a human genome at $5,000 with it soon coming down to $1,000 and at Omics! Omics! Keith Robison wonders where those numbers come from — he asks if it is for exon resequencing or a shotgun approach and whether it includes more than the raw material.

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