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April 2011 Clinical Laboratory News: 10 Years After the Human Genome Project Chart

Genome Sequencing Costs Plunge

Steady improvements in DNA sequencing technology have dramatically lowered costs for whole-genome sequencing in the past decade, even outpacing the benchmark rate of computer innovation known as Moore’s Law. However, experts caution that despite these advances, many questions need to be answered before routine healthcare can take full advantage of the results of the Human Genome Project.

Source: Wetterstrand KA. DNA Sequencing Costs: Data from the NHGRI Large-Scale Genome Sequencing Program. Available online.