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Old 05-28-2010, 06:02 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by genseq View Post
PacBio is outsider in "price race" of "genome race":
Raw cost of the box is an important consideration, but hardly the be-all, end-all. PacBio. Other costs are the reagents & labor. If you wanted to show something interesting, plot an estimate of the fully loaded cost for some given project over a set lifespan -- say #genomes sequenced over 2 years (assuming 80% uptime) vs. reagent+library prep+instrument cost. That might be informative.
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