Illumina Announces Three New Sequencers at JPM 2015: HiSeq X Five, HiSeq 3000/4000, and NextSeq 550

Illumina HiSeq 3000 and HiSeq 4000

Illumina welcomed the new year with three/four new sequencing systems with a wide range of sequencing capabilities. This year Illumina mainly focused of HiSeq X and HiSeq systems and announced new HiSeq X Five, HiSeq 3000/4000, and, NextSeq 550.  Announcing the new set of sequencers, Jay Flatley, Illumina’s Chief Executive Officer, said Illumina technology has […]

Oxford MinION at ASHG 2014: Updates on MinION and PromethION

Oxford Nanopore at ASHG 2014

It is almost two years ago at ASHG 2012, Oxford Nanopore showed off Oxford MinION at ASHG 2012. Almost a year ago at ASHG 2013, Oxford Nanopore  let a few selected researchers try out sequencing by MinION.  Oxford Nanopore is back to ASHG this year at San Diego and announced a few updates and formally […]

Oxford Nanopore MinION Data from E.Coli K-12 Genome is here

Oxford Nanopore MinION

The wait is over. The long sought after data from Oxford Nanopore is here. Almost three months ago, we got a glimpse of a single read from Nick Loman. Now, Nick Loman organizing the really awesome Nanopore themed Google Hangout and announced that Oxford Nanopore MinION data from E.Coli K 12 substrain. The E. coli […]

Nick Loman’s Talk on Oxford Nanopore MinION at #BaltiAndBioinformatics

Nick Loman organized awesome Google Hangout and had awesome list of speakers talk about Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing. Here is Nick Loman’ talk storified. Thanks to live tweeters. [View the story “Nick Loman’s Talk Oxford Nanopore MinION at #BaltiAndBioinformatics” on Storify]

Being positive about Oxford Nanopore

In case you missed it, a Japanese team jumped the ship from Oxford Nanopore’s MinION early access program and published a paper and the data giving a negative picture about what Oxford Nanopore sequencing can do. If you are not following Oxford Nanopore, there is a good chance that you can take the paper at […]