Anticipating the 1,000 dollar genome

Genome Biol. 2006;7(7):112. doi: 10.1186/gb-2006-7-7-112.


A new generation of DNA-sequencing platforms will become commercially available over the next few years. These instruments will enable re-sequencing of human genomes at a previously unimagined throughput and low cost. Here, I examine why the 1,000 dollar human genome is an important goal for research and clinical diagnostics, and what will be required to achieve it.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment and Supplies / economics
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / economics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / instrumentation