Cost of Sequencing Single Human Genome

Cost of Human Genome Sequencing

Proof Point

Cost to sequence the human genome decreased dramatically from almost $100 million in 2001 to around $1,000 in 2015

Cost of Sequencing Single Human Genome

2001 – 2015 (US$ millions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Exponential Cost Decrease – Cost to sequence a single human genome dropped 99% from $95.3 million in 2001 to $1,245 in 2016
  • Advancing Platform – Cost decreases accelerated in 2008 as new, advanced sequencing platforms became available
  • Further Advances Expected – Innovation in genome sequencing technologies expected to continue resulting in further cost reductions, according to The National Human Genome Research Institute



Date Last Updated

September 9, 2016

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