Why you should care about the arrival of whole-genome sequencing


WHOLE-genome sequencing for $1000 to $2000 per Australian! That was the enthusiastic promise from Sydney’s Garvan Institute less than two years ago. 

It captured the imagination, given that the first human genome to be fully sequenced cost about $3 billion a decade earlier.

Although ground-breaking, the official launch in August of Australia’s first clinical whole-genome sequencing service has served as something of a reality check.

The service, housed within the Kinghorn