Bertalan Meskó blogs that "the ClinSeq project is really promising." This project is looking into the role that whole-genome sequencing can play in the clinic. The initial phase will enroll about 1,000 people who will give a family and personal medical history and will have about 300 to 400 genes related to atherosclerosis sequenced using a Sanger-based method. At SciFoo he also spoke with George Church, who told him that someone's genome can currently be sequenced for less than $5,000 and that the goal of $1,000 could be possible by the end of the year.
Fire Up Those Sequencers
Jul 27, 2009