Thursday, 26 July 2012
Ion Torrent is the First Entrant in Genomics X Prize Competition
The Archon Genomics X Prize will award $10 million to the first team that sequences the complete genomes of 100 people in 30 days or less, for no more than $1,000 each, and with an error rate of no more than 0.0001 percent. The contest, announced in 2006, has now its first entrant: Life Technologies Corp.'s Ion Torrent, which on Monday said it was entering the fray. Kevin Davies covered the story for Bio-IT World. A commentary has also been published in Nature.