• STAT+: ​​Genomics is racing toward a $100 genome. Are we ready for it?

    13 days ago - By STAT

    As the cost of DNA sequencing plummets, we're fast approaching a point when decoding a human genome could cost $100 - about as much as the average American's weekly grocery store run.
    The ever-lower cost is helping to drive fast-moving changes in sequencing. Health systems are preparing to test programs that could lead to the use of whole-genome screening in millions of newborns. By next year, some startup entrepreneurs plan to begin offering genetic reports that you can pull up on your smartphone - and they think it's inevitable that we'll all one day have this information at our...
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