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Genome Mapping Gets Cheaper

June 7, 2010 3:05 p.m.

The San Diego biotech company Illumina has cut the cost of its full genetic sequencing. Mapping the entire human genome cost about $3 billion ten years ago, when it was first done. But today, Illumina is offering its customers a full genome scan for under $20,000.

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