Researchers slash cost of sequencing genome with new tech

Personalized medicine got one big step closer to reality with the announcement that researchers at Harvard Medical School have found a way to sequence a human genome for $2.2 million. That's just a fraction of the cost for current methods, and the researchers say they're on their way to getting the cost down to an economical $1,000. Their method, outlined in the current issue of Nature, relies on color-coded beads, a microscope and a camera.

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