Cost of Genomic Sequencing

Image: A chart showing the change in DNA sequencing costs

Graph created by NSF/S. Raimo

Caption: When the HGP (Human Genome Project) was initiated (1986), vital automation tools and high-throughput sequencing technologies had to be developed or improved. The cost of sequencing a single DNA base was about $10 then; by 2001, sequencing costs had fallen about 100-fold to $.10 to $.20 a base and still are dropping rapidly.

Source: Chris L. Greer, Program Director, National Science Foundation, BIO/DBI
Graph created by NSF/S. Raimo

NSF funded: Yes

History of DNA Sequencing Cost reduction:
DOE web site: Source for the following:

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