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Ion proton sequencer by Life Technologies Corp., due out by the end of 2012, designed to sequence the entire human genome in a day for $1,000:

Nanopore detectors make parallel sequencing possible, promising to revolutionize DNA sequencing:

Disposable gene sequencing device the size of a USB memory stick by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, also due out by the end of 2012, expected to cost under $900: