Companies like 23andMe and Helix offer users the chance to have their genome sequenced for a price, but a new startup called Nebula Genomics is offering users genome sequencing for free. While the experience is entirely free, users undergoing the process will have to provide information about their health, which is then shared with researchers in addition to any DNA data.
Nebula Genomics was co-founded by Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School and the process he has developed has been described as the "next-generation sequencing technology." This new technology is not only incredibly accurate but also keeps costs down and allows for more people to observe their own genome. The ultimate goal of Nebula Genomics is to help gather enough data to develop and produce new drugs for treating a range of possible diseases.