ISB Cuts Deal to Sequence 100 Genomes

11/2/09

The Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology and Mountain View, CA-based Complete Genomics said today they are planning to gather full human genome sequences from 100 individuals to study Huntington’s disease. The experiment, the largest complete human genome disease association study ever conducted, will examine samples from patients with Huntington’s, family members, and matched controls to look for genomic differences linked to how the disease presents itself and progresses. Complete Genomics, which we profiled in August, is best known for its effort to sequence entire human genomes for $5,000 apiece, far cheaper than is currently possible with other technologies.

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