Keith Robison has a post at Omics! Omics! about Cofactor Genomics, a next-gen sequencing services company based in St. Louis, Mo. The company's currently offering to "generate & assemble 680Mb of sequence (from an Illumina machine) for the paltry sum of $4.7K," Robison writes. "At those prices, the idea of doing my own personal genome project can't be easily shooed away." He suggests that this makes a genome project feasible for a university class -- several hundred students in Biology 101 could all split up a genome and take a sliver of it as their own project, for instance.
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