These Machines Just Broke the Sound Barrier of Human Genome Sequencing

Ever since the first human genome was decoded at a cost of $3 billion, scientists have been pushing for a moonshot goal: a system that can process thousands of genomes at a cost of $1,000 each. Today, Illumina unveiled a set of machines that do just that. For geneticists and medical researchers, this is a watershed… » 1/14/14 6:20pm 1/14/14 6:20pm