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Genomics – Who’ going to win the X Prize?

Posted Dec 21 2008 2:38pm

We have not heard much of this in the news of late, and with recent milestones in the progress it could be an entirely different ball game too by the time it is decided.  Complete Genomics, who I am not even sure is a contender here has changed the picture quite a bit with their offering of 5k sometime next year to be available might impact the entire project a bit.  BD 

BT and the X PRIZE Foundation Team Up to Inspire World Changing Innovations – Personalized Medicine Sequencing

The $10 million Archon X PRIZE for Genomics is focused on bringing the world of imagepersonalized medicine into the era of more preventive treatmentsimageand practices in health care.  There are 3 categories on the X PRIZE, and one is DNA Sequencing.  BT Global Services has now  added some additional funds to the projects.  There are a total of six contenders for the X Prize in the Biotech competition.

imageOf recent I have posted a few articles regarding the DanaherMotion Polonator and  this is part of the Personal Genome X-team competing for the 10 million dollar prize.    More about the team can befound here.  Information on the first 10 participants is listed here, along with George M. Church, the leader of the project.

 

ZS Genetics joins chase for $10M X Prize -The Journal of New England Technology

Further movement in the Genomics and personalized medicine move...as the competition heats up... related story below on what Baylor College is doing in this direction... it may be a bit technical for the average layman, but very informative overall...workforce automation and accelerated imaging capabilities...BD 

ZS Genetics Inc.has become the latest New England life sciences firm to enter theimageArchon X Prize for Genomics competition, which will award $10 million to the first  group to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days for less than $10,000, the company said.

Archon X Prize for Genomics Purse: $10 million Goal: Sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days for $10,000 per genome or less Status: ZS Genetics, which is developing an approach that replaces fluorescent tagging with decodable electron-microscope images of DNA, is a favorite to win.

Genetic Future : ZS Genetics the "favourite" to win Archon X Prize?

Related Reading:

Complete Genomic Sequence $5000 Next Year – Wholesale
Genome Database Will Link Genes, Traits in Public View – George Church
$100 Human Genome Sequencing Within Sight?
ZS Genetics joins chase for $10M X Prize -The Journal of New England Technology
BT and the X PRIZE Foundation Team Up to Inspire World Changing Innovations – Personalized Medicine Sequencing
Those Incredible Men and their Gene Machines..Personalized Medicine in the making…
The Polonator - the DNA Machine for $150,000
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