Reflections on the Cost of "Low-Cost" Whole Genome Sequencing: Framing the Health Policy Debate

Timothy Caulfield, Jim Evans, Amy McGuire, Christopher McCabe, Tania Bubela, Robert Cook-Deegan, Jennifer Fishman, Stuart Hogarth, Fiona A. Miller, Vardit Ravitsky, Barbara Biesecker, Pascal Borry, Mildred K. Cho, June C. Carroll, Holly Etchegary, Yann Joly, Kazuto Kato, Sandra Soo Jin Lee, Karen Rothenberg, Pamela SankarMichael J. Szego, Pilar Ossorio, Daryl Pullman, Francois Rousseau, Wendy J. Ungar, Brenda Wilson

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50 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1001699
JournalPLoS Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
public opinion
health policy
Public Opinion
Human Genome
Health Policy
DNA Sequence Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
high-throughput nucleotide sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Reflections on the Cost of "Low-Cost" Whole Genome Sequencing : Framing the Health Policy Debate. / Caulfield, Timothy; Evans, Jim; McGuire, Amy; McCabe, Christopher; Bubela, Tania; Cook-Deegan, Robert; Fishman, Jennifer; Hogarth, Stuart; Miller, Fiona A.; Ravitsky, Vardit; Biesecker, Barbara; Borry, Pascal; Cho, Mildred K.; Carroll, June C.; Etchegary, Holly; Joly, Yann; Kato, Kazuto; Lee, Sandra Soo Jin; Rothenberg, Karen; Sankar, Pamela; Szego, Michael J.; Ossorio, Pilar; Pullman, Daryl; Rousseau, Francois; Ungar, Wendy J.; Wilson, Brenda.

In: PLoS Biology, Vol. 11, No. 11, e1001699, 11.2013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caulfield, T, Evans, J, McGuire, A, McCabe, C, Bubela, T, Cook-Deegan, R, Fishman, J, Hogarth, S, Miller, FA, Ravitsky, V, Biesecker, B, Borry, P, Cho, MK, Carroll, JC, Etchegary, H, Joly, Y, Kato, K, Lee, SSJ, Rothenberg, K, Sankar, P, Szego, MJ, Ossorio, P, Pullman, D, Rousseau, F, Ungar, WJ & Wilson, B 2013, 'Reflections on the Cost of "Low-Cost" Whole Genome Sequencing: Framing the Health Policy Debate', PLoS Biology, vol. 11, no. 11, e1001699.
Caulfield, Timothy ; Evans, Jim ; McGuire, Amy ; McCabe, Christopher ; Bubela, Tania ; Cook-Deegan, Robert ; Fishman, Jennifer ; Hogarth, Stuart ; Miller, Fiona A. ; Ravitsky, Vardit ; Biesecker, Barbara ; Borry, Pascal ; Cho, Mildred K. ; Carroll, June C. ; Etchegary, Holly ; Joly, Yann ; Kato, Kazuto ; Lee, Sandra Soo Jin ; Rothenberg, Karen ; Sankar, Pamela ; Szego, Michael J. ; Ossorio, Pilar ; Pullman, Daryl ; Rousseau, Francois ; Ungar, Wendy J. ; Wilson, Brenda. / Reflections on the Cost of "Low-Cost" Whole Genome Sequencing : Framing the Health Policy Debate. In: PLoS Biology. 2013 ; Vol. 11, No. 11.
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