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Title: Genomics : where are we now?
Authors: Bezzina Wettinger, Stephanie
Keywords: Editorials
Genomics -- Research
Nucleotide sequence -- Data processing
Nucleotide sequence -- Methodology
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Health Sciences
Citation: Bezzina Wettinger, S. (2019). Genomics : where are we now? Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 6(2), 4-5.
Abstract: Around fourteen years ago a huge leap was made in the field of genetics – the possibility to sequence the whole human genome, 3 billion base pairs of DNA, in a rapid timeframe and at a relatively low cost. Before that, sequencing a human genome took several labs over ten year. Now several samples can be sequenced in less than a week on one machine. This has led to the development of the field of Genomics. Currently sequencing a whole human genome, or an exome, which contains the most important part, costs below 1000 Euros and 300 Euros respectively. So where are we now? Are we getting much needed answers?
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