Knome Offers Thriftier Gene Sequencing

Knome, a personal genomics startups located in Cambridge, MA, announced today the launch of its newest product, a partial genome sequencing package called KnomeSELECT. The service will cost $24,500 for individuals, but is discounted to $19,500 per person for couples and family groups. The firm’s more comprehensive whole-genome sequencing service, KnomeCOMPLETE, costs $99,000. Rather than decoding a person’s entire genetic blueprint, KnomeSELECT looks only at the exome, the protein-coding regions of the DNA.

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