Judging the Archon Genomics XPRIZE presented by Express Scripts
Creating a "Medical Grade" Standard
The Archon Genomics XPRIZE presented by Express Scripts created a “Validation Protocol” that defines for the first time what it means to have a complete and accurate “medical grade" whole human genome sequence.
The primary role of the Validation Protocol is to enable the XPRIZE Foundation to declare a winner of the $10 Million Competition in February 2013 without controversy. In addition we are working with key stakeholders to establish the Validation Protocol as a global, consensus-driven "medical grade" standard for genomic-based medicine.
Government and industry leaders voice support for the Validation Protocol [Click to watch video]
Calling all scientists - help us set the standard for whole human genome sequencing
We’ve set up an interactive community dedicated specifically for this competition and issues arising out of the Validation Protocol. It’s a place to engage knowledgeable genomic and genetic researchers, academics, industry professionals and competition teams about any questions or comments you wish to submit. The Scientific Community is open to all interested parties.