David Kirkpatrick

November 5, 2009

Genome 10K Project

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:59 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — Interesting. And it is just amazing to think DNA sequencing costs are expected to go down by an order of magnitude or more over “the next couple of years.”

Genome 10K: A new ark
Science News, Nov. 4, 2009

The Genome 10K Project aims to collect tissues or cells from at least 10,000 vertebrate species, enough to catalog DNA sequences from about every vertebrate genus.

Its designers have decided to wait for sequencing costs to drop by a factor of 10 or more — probably in the next couple years — before launching their analytical program.


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