Getting to that Point

Illumina announced at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier this week that one of its new platforms, dubbed the HiSeq X Ten Sequencing System, could produce a human genome for $1,000.

Reaching this price point has been a long-desired goal as more affordable sequencing may herald widespread adoption of whole-genome sequencing and enable personalized medicine.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.