The international biotech company offers for the first time in the world Whole Genome Sequencing and Interpretation at only €850, marking a historic step in the democratization of genetics.
New York, NY April 18, 2017 – Dante Labs today announced that they are offering Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and interpretation at only EUR 850 (ca. $900). While American individuals were able to access whole genome sequencing at $1,000, this innovation marks the first time Europeans can access whole genome sequencing below EUR 1,000.
The sequencing includes bioinformatics analysis and interpretation, which are crucial to leverage genetic information and apply it into decisions about disease monitoring, prevention, nutrition, exercise, health monitoring and more.
The Whole Genome Sequencing is run at 30X, which makes the achievement even more impressive.
Dante Labs has chosen a selected list of partners to develop DNA sequencing services “accessible to everyone”. “By leveraging only the world’s best genetic technologies, we ensure that our customers have access to the best in the world of genetics,” says Dante Labs co-founder Andrea Riposati. “Genetics has seen tremendous developments in the last decade. Just think that the first whole genome sequencing cost north of $2.4 billion. For too long, only few people could benefit from the impact of genetic research. It’s healthcare, so I say it is important everyone benefits from it. The key to empower everyone with high-quality, advanced genetics it is to decrease the price. By integrating in the value chain, removing unnecessary intermediaries, developing synergies with strategic partners and leveraging economies of scale, we are able to offer the whole genome sequencing at only EUR 850.”
Dante Labs offers a suite of direct-to-consumer DNA tests, including BRCA1 and BRAC2 sequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing and Common Hereditary Cancer.
About Dante Labs
Founded in 2016, Dante Labs is a global pioneer in developing direct-to-consumer genetic services. The company mission is to empower people with knowledge and insights about their own genetic information so that they can live healthy, long and happy lives. Dante Labs has offices in the US and Europe.