$100 Genome Announced by MGI at AGBT Conference

Speaking in the coveted last slot of this year’s AGBT conference*, the sequencing company MGI presented their newly developed technology and chemistry. The talk promised to be a blockbuster with the title “First $100 genome sequencing enabled by new extreme throughput DNBSEQ platform.” The MGI system can sequence genomes for the cost of $100—a highly anticipated milestone for the genomics community. Further, MGI announced that the new Tx sequencing platform and CoolMPS chemistry will be made available in the United States for the first time starting in April 2020.