The latest issue of Nucleic Acids Research has a free-access review piece from Clyde Hutchison at the J. Craig Venter Institute that gives a nice background on the history of DNA sequencing. And if history isn't your thing, he includes sections on next-gen sequencing and where he thinks all of this is going. To wit:

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