Complete Genomics To Lay Off 55 Employees To Reduce Spending




Complete Genomics, the Mountain View based whole genome human sequencing and analysis company, announced that it will be laying off 55 employees by 30th June. The lay off is pat of its effort to reduce spending and will be using Jefferies & Company, Inc. to explore strategic alternatives. In the press release announcing the restructuring, […]

Is It Time to Bet on Genomics?




Forbes has an interesting article by the reputed Genome Scientist/Technologist and Stanford professor, Ron Davis arguing for putting our bet on the success of genomics. It is a good article, but surprisingly just focused on one startup company. Is it time to bet on Genomics? Hell. yeah even if there is more hype on it to […]

Oxford Nanopore Technologies To Unveil DNA Strand Sequencing This Month




The Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, announced that it will unveil DNA Strand sequencing at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference in Marco Island, Florida on 17th Feb and will commercialize the Strand sequencing technology within 2012. The Oxford Nanopore Technogies’ CTO Clive G Brown, will […]

Illumina Launches A New Faster Sequencer HiSeq 2500




With one eye on putting genome sequencers to clinical use and another eye on its competitor life technologies’ Ion Proton I, Illumina launched a new version of its sequencer HISeq 2500. HiSeq® 2500 is Illumina’s next-generation sequencing system that that can allow researchers sequence an entire genome in approximately 24 hours, “Genome in a Day”. […]

Next Gen Seek: A New Kid in the Block




Next generation sequencing technologies have begun to totally revamp the way high-throughput biology is done. We are getting into the era of “sequence everything” and study later. Next-Gen sequencing also spits out enormous amount of data for every experiment, we are literally being drowned in the data. For sure, this is an exciting time to […]