This is perhaps one of the most awaited announcements with Complete Genomics, who is basically slated to use their technology to “wholesale” sequencing, in other words, they will run the DNA but will not provide the analysis and is said to have a pretty big impact on what the cost of sequencing is going to be for the future.  Are we getting closer to the 5K cost for an entire human genome analysis?  If so, it somewhat stands to reason they could be very busy once things get underway.  BD 

From a prior post:

“Complete Genomics will not offer a service to consumers. But it will provide sequencing for consumer-oriented companies like Knome.  Knome is already exploring farming out its sequencing to Complete Genomics. “We anticipate we’d be able to significantly drop our price,” said Jorge C. Conde, the chief executive of Knome, which is based in Cambridge, Mass.”

“It’s a shockingly low price,” said George M. Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard who is an adviser to Complete Genomics and to several other sequencing companies.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete Genomics Inc., a newly launched, third-generation human genome sequencing company, today announced that it will release its sequencing data publically for the first time at the 10th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting to be held in Marco Island, Fla., from Feb. 4-7.

Dr. Clifford Reid, chairman, president and CEO of Complete Genomics, will review the analysis results during his presentation titled: "Complete Genomics: Revolutionizing Human Genome Sequencing" on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 9:10 p.m. in the Islands Ballroom at the Marco Island Marriott Resort and Spa in Marco Island, Fla.

Complete Genomics to Release Its DNA Sequencing Data for the First Time at Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Annu... ( MOUNTAIN VIEW Calif. Jan. 30...)

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