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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

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find related articles. powered by google. New Scientist Race for the $1000 genome is on

""We are proposing to give people their own sequence if they'll have it," says genomicist George Church of Harvard Medical School."

"Church and other experts think this is no longer a pipe dream. They believe that in less than a decade, people will be able to get their own genomes sequenced for about the price of a laptop or a flat-screen TV. When that happens, the thinking goes, a whole new industry of personal genomics will take off."

find related articles. powered by google. Genomeweb Can Craig Venter Save Human-Genome Sequencing?

"But we're asking the philanthropic community to say, 'How about funding 100 genomes for patients with these diseases? Diseases that you care about or ethnogeographic groups to make sure there's sufficient diversity in the population or in some cases you yourself or your family as part of a legacy,' and everybody would have their data be part of a database that would be used for genome analysis in comparing clinical records, genotype/phenotype correlations, obviously in an anonymous fashion."

"It was misrepresented the first time in the press that this was the millionaires' genome project. Hopefully, it would not just be millionaires' genomes, although I think that would be an interesting study. I think we would find them to be remarkably similar to all the other genomes, but I think what we'd expect to happen is that there would be groups that support diseases that they really care about getting solved that they know are not going to get solved with the current paradigm..."

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find related articles. powered by google. Wired News Get Your Red-Hot Genome CD

"Mapping and reading J. Craig Venter's genome took 15 years, $5 billion and some of the world's most sophisticated computers.

Wouldn't you, too, like your genome decoded?

Venter says he plans to offer the service, with the goal of burning individual human's entire DNA sequences onto shiny compact discs."

find related articles. powered by google. Genomeweb Gene pioneer's next goal

"Tonight's plenary panel discussion at GSAC, "The Future of DNA Sequencing: Advancing Toward the $1,000 Genome," hosted by Craig Venter and Gerald Rubin, quickly turned into a genomics version of the game show "The Price is Right."

"I had to do a little better than the thousand-dollar genome," said VisiGen Biotechnologies CEO Susan Hardin, one of the panelists, about her company's efforts to develop a single-molecule sequencing method using both a modified polymerase and nucleotides. "So we're going for the $995 genome.""

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Bioinformatics will be at the core of biology in the 21st century. In fields ranging from structural biology to genomics to biomedical imaging, ready access to data and analytical tools are fundamentally changing the way investigators in the life sciences conduct research and approach problems. Complex, computationally intensive biological problems are now being addressed and promise to significantly advance our understanding of biology and medicine. No biological discipline will be unaffected by these technological breakthroughs.


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