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Table 2 The projected rate of sequence accumulation

From: Genomics: what is realistically achievable?

   Minimal rate of
Year Cost (cents) per base growth (base-pair/year)
2000 10-30 1×1010
2005 1-3 1×1011
2010 0.1-0.3 1×1012
2015 0.01-0.03 1×1013
2020 0.001-0.003 1×1014
  1. Assumes a fixed rate of funding at $1 billion/year.