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From: "gareth.henson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] The Future of DNA Sequencing
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 01:40:43 +0100
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So - how much would it cost for just the Y chromosome?
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From: "John S Walden" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 12:54 AM
Subject: [DNA] The Future of DNA Sequencing
> 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.
> John W
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