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And the Total Is?

Blogger Razib Khan is trying to determine how many human genomes have been sequenced. "A prominent genomicist asserted a ballpark figure of [about] 30,000 human genomes in the year 2011," Khan writes, adding that "it seems that some labs can get $4,000 dollar human genomes if they buy in bulk." He also says that the field is about an order of magnitude away from a retail price of $1,000 for a genome. A comment to Khan's blog from user Kevin notes that "zero complete genomes have been completely sequenced."

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.