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Open-Source Genome Sequencing Startup Developing New Technology

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jun 11, 2010 • References: masshightech and fiercebiotechresearch
John Boyce, founder of start-up GnuBio, says that the Harvard University spinout is in position to become an “eBay of Biomarkers.” GnuBio is developing open-source-genome-sequencing techniques that will make DNA testing faster and cheaper.

Open-source-genome-sequencing technology may mean that testing can be done in hours rather than days at a cost of about $30 instead of the several thousands now charged.