sequencing whole human genome availability and prices

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:39 pm
In the last months an increasing number of news reports whole human genome sequencing available at consumer prices ($1,000 or less). Here some examples:

Some important questions remain:
  • what data format will be used to save/store the massive amount of information: over 3 billion base pairs, or 6 billion bases?
  • will this data calculable and analyzable by (private) genealogists (Analysis tools, SNPs, admixture, etc.)?
  • how good the sequencing will be (reproducibility etc.)?

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