A $10 million prize is on the line when teams compete in September 2013 to be the first to accurately sequence genomes from 100 centenarians. The Archon Genomics X Prize competition is currently accepting applications of teams through May of next year and it is still looking for centenarians to provide vials of genomes.
We'll talk about the competition on The Daily Circuit Wednesday.
"We hope it [the X Prize contest] spawns Time Magazine covers, but the genomics revolution is happening now and it's going to explode in the next couple years," said Kevin Davies, author of '$1,000 Genome' and editor-of Bio-IT World.
Davies will join the conversation alongside Dr. Larry Kedes , senior advisor to the prize and founder and former director of the University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine.