I had a chat with a colleague about the insanity of the Cambridge property market and determined that a house here could cost more than the 1000 genomes project. In theory this would cost $1,000,000 if run on HiSeq X Ten today and only take 20 days to sequence, both phenomenal achievements all made possible by the magic Illumina have worked on SBS chemistry.
If only they could magic the Cambridge property market back to somewhere sensible. A Rightmove search in CB3 9HY for houses finds just five available in a 1 mile radius of the number 2 best place to live in the UK. Newnham in Cambridge is a nice place to live offering “country living in the heart of Cambridge”, with a “genuine village atmosphere”, good shops, and good schools. But the cheapest house available is £750,000 or $1,260.000 for 1,407 sq ft, 2 bedrooms and planning for a house in the garden!