Nature Genetics has unveiled its "Question of the Year," in which a panel of leading scientists respond to this puzzler: If the $1,000 genome were a reality today, what would you do with it? Current respondents include Francis Collins, Evan Eichler, and George Church, among others. The journal says a new panel of experts and their replies will be posted each month.
Genome Technology's invitation is probably still circling in the mail, so we'll save you the time of having to wait for our answer: if you could sequence a genome today for $1,000, we'd call every company in the sequencing field and find out when they expect to be able to sequence a genome for $1. Because that's what we do.