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Cheap genomes

Biotech company Illumina says it can sequence a full human genome for $1,000, long considered a watershed target. Peter Chow-White on what cheaper maps of our DNA mean for our health, and the future of our genetic privacy....
Peter Chow-White
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Biotech company Illumina says it can sequence a full human genome for $1,000, long considered a watershed target. Peter Chow-White on what cheaper maps of our DNA mean for our health, and the future of our genetic privacy.

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