Stanford prof sequences own genome in a week
SAN FRANCISCO — A gene scanner in every doctor’s office? It may be not so far off.
A Stanford University professor says he has sequenced his entire genome in a week for under $50,000 using a single machine.
Six years ago, hundreds of researchers at the Human Genome Project completed the same task for $300 million. It took them 13 years.
Stanford bioengineering professor Stephen Quake’s results were published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology.