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New X Prize Is a Race To Sequence the Genomes of One Hundred One-Hundred-Year-Olds

New X Prize Is a Race To Sequence the Genomes of One Hundred One-Hundred-Year-Olds

By Popular Science on October 27, 2011

A newly revamped $10 million prize for sequencing the genomes of 100 centenarians could yield the fastest-ever gene sequencing technology to date, finally bringing ultra-precise personal genetics to the masses on a rapid and inexpensive scale. And perhaps even better, the genomics X Prize could help unlock the genetic secrets — if they really exist — to a healthy, century-long life.

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