Whole genome sequencing on the scale of small cities
Looking for the genotype that determines a New York Knicks fan?
The HiSeq X Ten System is a Costco-sized bundle of 10 HiSeq instruments. Load your shopping cart with this package and you can sequence the genome of everyone that shows up at Madison Square Garden (18,000 seats), at 30X coverage for a thousand bucks each.
The total price of $18 million might sound like a lot, but compared to the salary base of the Knicks, it’s a bargain.
Maybe you prefer sequncing plants or animals.
That same sequencing power can now be applied to non-human species for agrigenomics projects or model systems in pharma research.
The Hi Seq X5 offers production scale whole genome sequencing at a price competitive with exome sequencing for variant detection (as low as $1500/genome). You’ll be able to understand the significance of variants not just in coding regions, but also those contributed by mutations outside the exome or by structural rearrangements.
Not surprisingly, 2 HiSeq X5s make an X10. Convenient, huh? So you can scale up to the $1000 genome whenever your projects expand.
Let’s break it down:
HiSeq X10 – higher initial cost, lower cost/genome
HiSeq X5 – lower initial cost, higher cost/genome
- Up to 18,000 genomes/ year
- As little as $1000/genome
- Optimized for ultra-high-throughput
- Expanded non-human species capability
- Available SeqLab products and services comprise liquid handling, LIMS, analysis software and personalized consulting