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Life Technologies First to Enter X-Prize 100 over 100 $1000 Genomes Challenge

Life Technologies First to Enter X-Prize 100 over 100 $1000 Genomes Challenge

The Archon Genomics X PRIZE consists of a challenge to sequence 100 complete human genomes of people who are over 100 years old in one month for $100 or less per genome. The contest was announced in 2006, at a time when it would have cost $100 million and taken 33 years to meet this challenge. Initially, the goals were 100 miscellaneous genomes in just ten days for $10,000 or less, but in October 2011 these were changed to the current rules allowing for a bit more time.

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