Just keep waiting, and soon you’ll be able to afford that genome sequence you’ve always wanted. Makers of DNA sequencers are dropping costs and increasing speed at a rate that would make microchip manufacturers blush.

Illumina, the maker of DNA decoders, today lowered the cost of its consumer gene-sequencing product from $48,000 to $19,500, with a cost of $14,500 for people in groups of five or more that use the same physician.[read more, by Matthew Herper at Forbes’ The Science Business]