Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Go Sequence Yourself

Follow up: 'Cheap' genome sequencing now possible

Maybe you remember the 2 million dollar "vanity" genome sequencing. Well, it turns out that the actual equipment necessary to completely sequence your own genome is about $140K -- probably WAY cheaper using used equipment from university auctions. The remaining is to pay the salary of the researchers. That sounds like 15 PhD-years but in reality, it's probably more like 1 labworker-year and 14 paper-writing-speech-giving-feather-fluffing-years.

Really, the government doesn't even have control of meth labs. If they think they have problems now, just wait another 10 years.

I might just put the entire procedure into wikipedia just to see what happens.

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