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I did not look at this slide for a long time. But now I am concerned. We are about to complete four years of ZERO change in WGS costs, the longest stagnation in the past 20 years.
In fact, in the past 8 years, WGS is moving slower than Moore's law.
The reason? My bet is a lack of competition. I am old enough to remember the fun days at AGBT when every night we had a party by a different sequencing company. Not any more. And we all pay the price.
Here is a striking view of the consolidation in this domain. This table is from a 2008 @naturemethods article on genotyping and sequencing technologies. Today, this table is going to be much shorter...
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