Stanford prof sequences own genome in a week

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.

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