Jonathan Eisen points out JGI's Community Sequencing Program whereby researchers can get genomes sequenced for free. All you have to do is write a proposal related to sequencing projects with relevance to global carbon cycling, alternative energy production, and biogeochemistry, and then have it selected by a review committee.

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