30,000 full human genomes by January 1st, 2012?

By Razib Khan | November 1, 2010 12:37 am

That seems to be the inference one can make from this thorough article in Nature, Human genome: Genomes by the thousand. Last summer I pointed to a projection of ~50,000 in 2011. Nature‘s current tally is ~3,000 genomes sequenced. Though issues of accuracy are still important to remember, it’s pretty striking isn’t it only 10 years on from the Human Genome Project how far we’ve come? Over a one year period there will be a shift of about an order of magnitude. Though that may be a drop off from 2009-2010, which is likely to have been two orders of magnitude. Totally not rational, but I’m feeling a touch lame at only having 500,000 SNPs done.

Below are the charts from last summer….


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genomseq2

(link acknowledgement, Dan Vorhaus)

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