As we approach the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the first human genome, the price of sequencing has gone down from a few million dollars to a few thousand. Researchers are talking about the advent of $1,000 genome as sequencing technology becomes faster and more efficient. But does cheaper mean better? Not necessarily, says The New Scientist's Michael Le Page.

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