The Real Cost

Consumables shouldn't be the only consideration when tallying up the cost of sequencing, writes David Dooling at PolITiGenomics. While they used to be a large portion of the cost of sequencing, Dooling calculates that consumable now make up only about half of the price tag. The rest includes instrument depreciation, LIMS and IT support costs, salaries for researchers, and more.

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