Tagged: genome sequencing

Kakapo researchers turn to crowdfunding - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Feb 02, 2016

Scientists studying the rare and unusual kakapo have turned to crowdfunding to back a push to sequence the DNA of the remaining 125 birds. A campaign launched on experiment.com hopes to raise NZD$68,000 to fund genome sequencing for the nocturnal parrot. The entire project would clock in at $100,000, but with $35,500 already funded sequencing has begun on the … Read More

Sciblogs podcast: the future of personalised medicine - Guest Work

Guest Work Oct 18, 2013

Today the Sciblogs Podcast talks to Rick Leach. Rick started off as a microbiologist but has worked as a research scientist for the US Defense Department and for the National Cancer Institute before genomics peaked his interest. He is now the vice president of Complete Genomics, which specialises in accurate whole human genome sequencing and analysis. We hear from … Read More

The $10,000 Human Genome - Southern Genes

Peter Dearden Dec 10, 2010

Mary Gray, PhD Student, Clinical Genetics Research Group The Human Genome Project began in 1990 and took 13 years and at least $3 billion USD to complete. A biotechnology company called Illumina has recently announced that you can sequence your own genome for $10,000 USD – and it will only take around eight days to complete. The costs of … Read More