July 31, 2019

Costing genome sequencing

The complete costs of genome sequencing: a microcosting study in cancer and rare diseases from a single center in the United Kingdom

The aspirational cost of sequencing a genome is $1000, but there is little evidence to support this estimate.
How much does it cost really?
Genome sequencing costs £6841 per cancer case (comprising matched tumor and germline samples) and £7050 per rare disease case (three samples). The consumables used during sequencing are the most expensive component of testing (68–72% of the total cost).
Check all the details in this article . Data related to 2017. Genome cost: £3420