An American company deciphers a human genome in three days for 1,000 dollars

Publié le : 24 January 2014

 According to the daily newspaper, Le Figaro, an American company called  Illumina announced in mid January that it had succeeded in developing a machine known as the HiSeq X Ten capable of deciphering "a complete human genome for 1,000 dollars", in three days. In order to carry out this sequencing process at a low cost, the company has stated "that its platform of 10 sequencers must function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" and that "each sequencer can decipher 18 genomes every three days instead of 6 genomes every ten days" with the equipment currently used. 

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