Why is there such a wide range of prices for whole genome sequencing services?

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Below is a list of labs around the country that offer genetic sequencing. What would be the reasons why they each cost a different amount if the end result is that you get a 90GB hard drive with 3+ billion base pairs for your genome?

https://www.scienceexchange.com/services/whole-genome-seq

MacGyver

Posted 2016-05-01T21:27:28.867

Reputation: 111

Answers

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  1. Quality
  2. Certificates (is "for research use only" ok for you?)
  3. There is no "common" or "average" genome, some of the prices are for bacterial some for human(4,6 x 10 ^6 bp (E.coli) vs. 3.3 x 10^9 bp(human))

flux42

Posted 2016-05-01T21:27:28.867

Reputation: 11