Tagged: Mary Gray

What is Neurofibromatosis? - Genomics Aotearoa

Peter Dearden Mar 23, 2011

by Mary Gray, PhD Student, Clinical Genetics Research Group I was reading this article a few days ago and felt inspired to write a few words about one of the most common genetic diseases that few people know about. Neurofibromatosis type one has a world wide incidence of 1/3000 people, meaning that around 1300 or so New Zealanders could … Read More

The $10,000 Human Genome - Genomics Aotearoa

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