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Breaching the Barrier

With Veritas Genomics' announcement of its $999 whole genome sequencing, interpretation, and genetic counseling service, the Financial Times writes that 2016 looks like the year when the long-sought-after breach of the $1,000 genome-sequencing barrier is made. And this and other developments in the field, it says, could affect the development of personalized medicine.

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