Sequencing Cost (2013 Feb)

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Reasonably priced genomes

Although no reports of big innovations in DNA sequencing are expected at a major conference this week, the current cost and capabilities of the technology now make medical applications worthwhile.
Name Machine cost Read length (bases) Cost per megabase
Illumina MiSeq US$125,000 500 14–70 cents
Illumina HiSeq US$690,000 300 4–5 cents
PacBio RS US$695,000 4,575 $2–17
Ion Torrent PGM US$49,000 400 60 cents–$5
Ion Torrent Proton US$224,000 200 1–9 cents
Source: The companies; Travis Glenn