CLC Bio’s NGS Market Survey Reveals Interesting NGS Practices




CLC Bio, the Denmark based bioinformatics company, published their annual survey on NGS market. The 2012 NGS survey had about 700 respondents from around the world and it revealed interesting use/application of Next-Gen Sequencing technology and analysis. Illumina the most preferred NGS Technology Expectedly, Illumina came on top on the Next-Gen sequencing technology that people […]

Digital DNA Storage Moves Towards Scalable and Practical




A team of scientists led by Nick Goldman from EBI have demonstrated information storage in DNA that is more practical and scalable. Goldman et. al. demonstrated their storage technique by storing a variety of digital files into DNA; all 154 Shakespeare sonnets, Watson and Crick’s 1953 Nature paper as PDF document (Watson and Crick, 1953), […]

Evolution of Next-Gen Sequencing Development




Lex Nederbragt from University of Oslo has a blog post on visualizing the development of Next-gen sequencing capabilities by different technologies.  There are already 27 sequencers from 6 companies. Illumina leads the pack with nine sequencer variations since it acquired Solexa.  Illumina’s read length has gone from 25 to 250 bases in about six years. […]

Did You Know There Are (At Least) 20 Applications of Next-generation DNA Sequencing?




Just a while ago large-scale DNA sequencing meant basically sequencing DNA to assemble a genome. The low cost Next-gen sequencing technology revolution has completely changed the landscape of applications of sequencing. Even then, for most of us the applications of next-gen sequencing that stands out is Exome-sequencing, Whole Genome Sequencing, mRNA sequencing, and ChIP-Seq. Did […]

The Add-On Costs of Setting Up a Sequencing Lab




Loman and his team has come up with yet another brilliant review paper on next-generation sequences.  This time Loman et. al. focus on the “embarrassment of choices” for sequencing bacterial genomes. Not just personal genome sequencers, but also on high-end sequencers like Illumina HiSeq 2000. An interesting aspect Loman et. al. addressed in the review […]