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Mike the Mad Biologist came across a Nature Reviews Genetics article that says that hundreds of gigabases of sequencing data can be generated in a week "for less than US$5,000." Mike says could be true, with a lot of caveats. Buying a machine, he says, would be at least $500,000 and, if amortized over about two years, that could come out to be about $5,000 per 200Gb.

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