The genomics research community is optimistic that sequencing will continue to see an increase in research funding over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by GenomeWeb in collaboration with Mizuho Securities.

The survey also found that respondents expect sequencing to overtake microarrays in most applications within five years, that they believe sequencing will penetrate the consumer market within approximately six years, and that the average price point at which most respondents would get their genome sequenced is $700.

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