Live to 100? $10 Million Contest Seeks to Understand Why
By International Business Times on October 28, 2011
Genome decoders: Start your engines please.
A new twist on the "X Prize", a $10 million carrot dangled in front of space potential innovators, came Wednesday when the competition ventured into the highly competitive world of genomics.
The challenge: Decode the complete genomes of 100 healthy centenarians in 30 days at a cost of $1,000 each.
The reward: $10 million.