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Monday, November 9, 2009

X Prize Competition

For those of you with a little extra time on your hands, you might want to consider competing in the Archon Genomics X PRIZE Competition. It carries a whopping 10 million dollar prize.

It's pretty simple...

All you have to do is figure out a way to make personalized human gene sequencing readily affordable. If you can do it for under $10,000 in 10 days or less, the prize money is yours. It can be done today, but cost millions.

I predict that before long each of us will be walking around with a USB flash memory storage device containing a record of our individual genetic footprint. Armed with that vital information, doctor's appointments will probably go from 5-minutes (currently) to about 25 seconds.