Five new human genomes decoded, marking a transition to more personalized medicine

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 12:56 in Biology & Nature

It seems longer, but it was only seven years ago that the Human Genome Project deciphered the sequence of the 3 billion nucleotides that make up a single human blueprint or genome. That project cost more than $3 billion and took 13 years. But the speed of sequencing has been increasing dramatically while the cost has been dropping in a similar fashion. On Wednesday, researchers revealed the sequences of the genomes for five more people, bringing the total number of known genomes close to 20.

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