Genomics X Prize Fizzles Out | GenomeWeb

The Archon Genomics XPrize competition has been cancelled, according to an account from Peter Diamandis, the CEO and chairman of the XPrize Foundation, at the Huffington Post. A spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Scan that the competition is cancelled.

Diamandis writes that the "competition was not incentivizing the technological changes that our prize chair, Dr. Craig Venter, our sponsors Stewart and Marilyn Blusson, and the XPrize board had intended."

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.

Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.

Researchers unearthed a bioinformatics error in the Science paper reporting the first ancient African genome, and the authors are seeking an erratum.

A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.