Eye on the Prize

The Archon Genomics X Prize has started a human genome sequencing collection at Nature Precedings to "further develop and refine standards for evaluating human genome sequencing technologies," as the introduction to the collection says. Larry Kedes and colleagues have posted a validation protocol for the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will give a $10 million award to the first group to "efficiently, thoroughly, and accurately sequence 100 human genomes" at a low cost.

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