What Does it Mean?

A $125,000 machine from Knome aims to take the pain out of genome analysis. As The New York Times reports, the cost of sequencing a human genome is dropping, though analysis is still an issue and the machine, called the knoSYSTM100, may help researchers interpret what those sequences mean. For an extra $25,000 a year, users can get software updates and technical support.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.

Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.