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How Illumina's Gene Sequencing Technology Could Transform Health Care
Genome sequencing costs are falling faster than Moore's Law would have predicted.
Here is a wonderful example of inflation. Siince 2001, the cost to transcribe a genome has fallen from 100 million dollars to $1,000. No one knows the price at which it will become the routine first step in a physical exam. No one knows what the health benefits will be, but our cost of living will continue to fall!