At VentureBeat, David Hamilton takes a look at the newest addition to fast-paced human sequencing companies. The Waltham, Mass.-based Intelligent Bio-Systems says that by the end of 2008, they will be able to sequence one genome in one day with a price tag of $5,000 — bringing the field much closer to the grand prize of a $1,000 genome or the Archon X Prize for Genomics. But Hamilton reminds us that "talk is cheap."

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