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Gene X Prize to Focus on Centenarians

Gene X Prize to Focus on Centenarians

By News 24 on October 27, 2011

A $10m contest to see which laboratory can accurately and economically sequence 100 human genomes has been tweaked to focus on the genetics of people over the age of 100.

The competition, now sponsored by drug benefit manager Medco Health Solutions, is aimed at achieving a "medical grade" standard for gene sequencing that could ultimately be used to personalise medical treatment based on a person's genetic make-up.

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