The year is a challenging year for sequencing industry. The improvement of technology makes it gradually plays a more important role in all kinds of research, especially the medical research.
Sequencing technology is Under the Spotlight
For three reasons people pay more attention to gene sequencing. The first and most important reason is the receding technical costs which exceed the Moore’s law. The 2008 is a historic year for sequencing. The appearance and spread of next generation sequencing(NGS) low the cost of sequencing and quickly made it go beyond the prediction according to the Moore’s law. The cost of human whole genome sequencing has been down to $1000, and it will continuously decline with the development of new sequencing technology.