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Author: paul carson (Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:20 pm)
Biotechnology’s full potential may only be realized when its tools, such as genome-reading technology, are as inexpensive and accessible as personal computers today.
New approaches to reading DNA reduce costs by cutting preparatory steps, radically miniaturizing equipment and sequencing millions of molecules simultaneously.
Reaching the goal of low-cost sequencing will raise new questions about how abundant personal genetic information is best used and by whom. The Personal Genome Project an attempt to begin exploring these issues.
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