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    The X Prize's New Frontier: Genomics

    MIT Technology Review: The X Prize's New Frontier: Genomics

    A new race in human genome sequencing was launched yesterday--this time to see who can sequence genomes the fastest. The X Prize Foundation has just announced a $10-million award for the first privately funded team that can sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days. The same foundation sponsored the 2004 Ansari X Prize to develop a rocket for private space travel.
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    Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations. --Carl Sagan

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    Ooh---can we make some more Anoushehs?

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    She is pretty.

    Seriously though--this is why we shouldn't throw our lot behind privatization of space, because investors like Branson and others get involved in other projects--when spaceflight requires large, **steady** flows of money.

    You don't get spaceflight on a whim.

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