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Validation of Genomic Sequencing from the Archon X PRIZE for Genomics (AGXP)

Project Leader(s)

Peter H. Diamandis
Chairman and Founder, X PRIZE Foundation

Grant Campany
Senior Director & Prize Lead, X PRIZE Foundation

Larry Kedes
Senior Advisor & SAB Co-Chair, X PRIZE Foundation

Grantee(s)
X PRIZE Foundation (Playa Vista, California)
Description

This grant supports the creation of a genome sequencing validation protocol and related bioinformatics tools necessary to confirm the accuracy and completeness of 100 whole genome sequences submitted by teams competing for the Archon X PRIZE for Genomics (AGXP). By accelerating the development of rapid, accurate, and affordable human genome sequencing technology, the AGXP will pave the way for a new era of personalized medicine by facilitating the widespread adoption of whole-genome sequencing.

Grant Amount:
$720,000
Start Date:
May 2010
End Date:
January 2012
Grant ID:
15458
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