$10 million genome X-prize

The X-prize foundation is joining wealthy Canadian geologist Stewart Blusson in not only offering $10 million for the complete decoding of the genes of 100 people in 10 days, but also an additional $1 million for decoding another 100 people’s genes, including a group of wealthy donors and celebrities, The Wall Street Journal reported. The prize was tailored by asking experts what would be a 5 year stretch goal.