The failure of the genome

by jeeg 18. April 2011 20:53
Since the human genome was sequenced, over 10 years ago, hardly a week has gone by without some new genetic "breakthrough" being reported. Last week five new "genes for Alzheimer's disease" generated sometimes front-page coverage across the globe. But take a closer look and the reality is ve... [More]

Not Quite A Thousand Genomes

by jeeg 8. November 2010 22:23
It took about 10 years and almost $3 billion to sequence the first human genome. With current technology, it takes about 4-6 weeks and costs on the order of only $10,000 to $20,000 (or about $1 per gene for all 20,000 genes that make up our genomes). This dramatic reduction in costs is ongoing... [More]

Dr. Francis Collins Kicks the Genomic Medicine Can Down the Road

by jeeg 29. June 2010 23:54
Francis Collins, in a Scientific American guest blog, called genetic research "an epic drama being played out year after year." He said we shouldn't worry about what we haven't yet accomplished but see the galss as half full and "growing fuller every day." DNA sequencing costs are gettin... [More]
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