Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

The first sequencing of the whole human genome in 2003 cost roughly $2.7 billion, but DNA sequencing giant Illuminahas now unveiled a new machine that the company says is expected one day to order up your whole genome for less than $100. Illuminas CEO Frank deSouza depicted off the machine, called the NovaSeq, onstage at…

Netherlands dedicates green light for growing human embryos

Dutch government sanctions restriction research to help infertile couples and to tackle hereditary or congenital diseases The Dutch government has announced it wants to allow growing human embryos under strict and restriction conditions for scientific research, thereby devoting hope to mothers struggling to conceive. The Dutch health pastor, Edith Schippers, said she wants to allow…

23 andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

One of the first customer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in assembling genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company merely launched a standalone $99 pedigree service today as a route to offer those interested in their genetic ancestry the ability to tracing ancestors and relatives just by…

‘Anti-malarial mosquitoes’ created using controversial genetic technology

Scientists aim to tackle malaria by creating bugs unable to spread the parasite, but caution recommended over unpredictable ecological consequences Hundreds of genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humen have been created in a laboratory as part of a revolutionary approach to combating the disease. The move marks a…