San Diego-based Life Technologies, the maker of life sciences equipment, has signed on as the first competitor in the Archon Genomics X PRIZE, the life sciences prize being administered by Marina Del Rey-based X Prize Foundation. The competition is dangling up to $10M for being the first to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 human genomes, at a cost of $1,000 or less each. Life Technologies is fielding the Ion Torrent X PRIZE team, headed by Dr. JOnathan Rothberg. The X PRIZE foundation is holding its team registration open until May 2013, and plans to run a 30-day competition for the prize in September of 2013. Competitors will be given the DNA of 100 centenarians to sequence, as part of an effort to understand the aging process.
Top NewsTuesday, July 24, 2012
Life Technologies Signs On As First Competitor In Genomics X PRIZE