2016 Biology of Genomes Accepted Talks and Posters Announced




The Biology of Genomes 2016, one of the annual genomics conferences organized at and by Cold Spring Harbor Lab, NY just announced the list of accepted talks and posters. The BOG 2016, starts on 10th May and ends on 14th May 2016, has over 45 talks and over 290 posters on all things genomics. Here […]

Oxford Nanopore Updates: Reveals the nanopore used in Nanopore devices




Storified tweets from Oxford Nanopore’s technology focus Google hangout by Clive Brown.  Briefly, Oxford Nanopore revealed the pore it uses in its devices. It is not MSP pore. :) It is using CsgG pore from E.coli. And it is using heavily engineered CsgG with over 700 mutations (with license) to make it a better pore […]

Illumina Sues Oxford Nanopore




In case you missed it, Illumina announced that it is Oxford Nanopore Technologies for violating Illumina’s two patents on nanopore sequencing in Oxford Nanopore’s MinION and PromethION devices. Illumina press release says that The lawsuits are based on U.S. Patent Nos. 8,673,550 and 9,170,230, which are entitled “MSP NANOPORES AND RELATED METHODS.”Illumina has exclusively licensed the […]

AGBT 2016 Link Roundup #AGBT16




AGBT 2016, the four days of genomics fun ended over the last weekend  For the first time, AGBT had designated three official bloggers (James Hadfield, Dale Yuzki, Meredith Salisbury,) blogging during the conference. James Hadfield of CoreGenomics blog was prolific with over 12 blog posts during the conference. Here is a link round-up covering blog posts, slides,  and storified tweets. […]

10X Genomics is on a roll: Chromium System for 3′ single-cell RNA-seq on 48K cells, haplotyping and assembly




The new year has begun with a bang for 10X Genomics, one of the hottest genomics technology company. It all started last year, when 10X Genomics, a stealthy California-based company, made waves with raising $55.5 M with the lofty goal of changing the definition of sequencing. At last year’s AGBT (AGBT 2015) , 10x Genomics […]