A vision for ubiquitous sequencing

Genome Res. 2015 Oct;25(10):1411-6. doi: 10.1101/gr.191692.115.


Genomics has recently celebrated reaching the $1000 genome milestone, making affordable DNA sequencing a reality. With this goal successfully completed, the next goal of the sequencing revolution can be sequencing sensors--miniaturized sequencing devices that are manufactured for real-time applications and deployed in large quantities at low costs. The first part of this manuscript envisions applications that will benefit from moving the sequencers to the samples in a range of domains. In the second part, the manuscript outlines the critical barriers that need to be addressed in order to reach the goal of ubiquitous sequencing sensors.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biosensing Techniques
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Food Technology / trends
  • Forensic Sciences / trends
  • Genome, Human*
  • Genomics* / economics
  • Genomics* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Genomics* / methods
  • Humans
  • Miniaturization
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / economics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / instrumentation*