NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Veritas Genetics today announced it is partnering with the Personal Genome Project (PGP) to offer whole-genome sequencing and interpretation for less than $1,000.

Veritas said in a statement that the collaboration with PGP is a "natural step." Veritas Co-founder and Harvard Medical School Professor George Church is the director of the PGP; the firm's CSO, Preston Estep, is PGP's director of sequencing; and its CMO, Joseph Thakuria, is PGP's medical director.

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