The real cost of sequencing: higher than you think!
1 Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
2 Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
3 Sanford T Colb & Co. Intellectual Property Law, 4 Shaar Hagai, Marmorek, Rehovot, 76122, Israel
4 Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
5 Sholar in Residence Center for Health Law, Bioethics and Health Policy Kiryat Ono College, 55000, Isreal
6 Department of Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Genome Biology 2011, 12:125 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-8-125Published: 25 August 2011
Advances in sequencing technology have led to a sharp decrease in the cost of 'data generation'. But is this sufficient to ensure cost-effective and efficient 'knowledge generation'?