Is Perfect Assembly Possible? Gene Myers’ Talk at #AGBT15

Gene Myers gave a talk title “Is Perfect Assembly Possible?” in a talk at PacBio workshop at AGBT15. The first half of his talk addressed theoretical aspects of the question “Is Perfect Assembly possible?”. Most of the content is basically from Gene Myers’ first blog post written after AGBT 2014 and the “tweet-theorem”. Thm: Perfect assembly […]

Craig Venter’s Talk at AGBT 2015

Craig Venter gave a talk at AGBT 2015 at PacBio workshop and PacBio live streamed the workshop on it blog http://blog.pacificbiosciences.com/. Here is storifoed tweets from Craig Venter’s talk. [View the story “Craig Venter’s Talk at #AGBT15″ on Storify]

AGBT 2015 Starts Today- A Preview

AGBT 2015, one of the biggest genomics conferences starts today. The four-day event at the usual Marco Island covers a variety of genomics topics including Genomic Technologies, Clinical Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics, and Transcriptomics. It is not an exaggeration to say that the expectations from the last few AGBT years has been mostly about Oxford Nanopore, with […]

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 […]