Instrument Slashes Average Time It Takes To Sequence Human Genome To One Hour
llumina's new developments may help cement the practice of using genome sequencing in standard medicine.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
New Machines Can Sequence Human Genome In One Day, Illumina Announces
DNA sequencing giant Illumina on Monday introduced a powerful new line of its instruments, bringing down the average time of sequencing a human genome to one hour — from more than one day just a couple of years ago. The San Diego company’s announcement is the latest step toward the dream of making genomic analysis a near-universal part of medicine, enabling easier and less costly detection of rare diseases and the ability to link genetic variations with health and illness. As sequencing prices fall and capacity rises, uses of the technology that were once impractical become feasible. (Fikes, 1/9)