Genetic Future

Archives for October, 2008

The already frantic DNA sequencing market just got a little bit more crowded, with the dramatic entrance of a new competitor called Complete Genomics. The newcomer brings new technology to the table, as well as big promises: namely the commercial provision of whole-genome sequencing for a bargain $5,000, beginning in mid-2009. It’s still unclear whether…

Anyone who has walked past a TV set over the last few days will have seen footage of the remarkable Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who comfortably cruised to victory (and a world record) in the Olympic 100 metre sprint, and as I write this has just done precisely the same thing in the 200 metre…