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From: John S Walden <>
Subject: The Future of DNA Sequencing
Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 19:54:51 -0400
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In the May 2005 issue of Technology Review there is an artical titled
"Deciphering DNA, Top Speed." They are reporting on the compay
Helicos BioSciences Hdq. Cambridge MA.
The are woking on new technology to sequence the human genome.
Their first machine is to be in the lab this year. And they are looking
to market the product in late 2006 early 2007. CEO is
Stan Lapidus a key founder along with Stephen Auake , Stanford Univ,.
and Noubar Afeyan, Flagship Ventures.
"When Helicos's commercial machine is released, says Lapidus, it will
sequence the whole genome start to finish in three days and for a
cost of $5,000."
The artical does mention two other companies in the same market
they are 454 Life Sciences Branford CT and
Solexa, Essex, England. Both might have products out before Helicos.