PacBio Announces A New Sequencer: PacBio Sequel




In case you missed it, Last week, PacBio – the leader in long-read sequencing technology, announced that it is launching a new sequencer Sequel.  Announcing the Sequel, just a few days before the start of this year’s ASHG conference at Baltimore, PacBio said it will showcase Sequel at the 2015 ASHG meeting. The Sequel system […]

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 […]

Personal Allele-Specific Transcriptomics by PacBio Long Reads




Just a few weeks ago Mike Snyder’s team at Stanford published an interesting paper on PNAS. Snyder’s team is again at using PacBio long reads to understand and characterize human transcriptome. Defining a personal, allele-specific, and single-molecule long-read transcriptome by Hagen Tilgnera, Fabian Gruberta, Donald Sharon, and Michael P. Snyder In this paper, Tilgner et […]

NextGenSeek Stories To Read This Week (1/10/2014): MiSeqDx, BGI, Genomics Guide, WGS in Class, Stat. Learning




It is not a new year, if there is no resolutions to be made. One of my resolutions is to resurrect the “NextGenSeek Stories To Read This Week” posts linking to the interesting stories. And this week’s stories features the genome factory BGI,  Illumina’s MiSeqDx, Genomics Guide, Computing Guide, Everybody loves Illumina, Everybody wants Oxford Nanopore,  WGS […]

Long reads of the year 2013




A bit late to the yearly review posts. But here it is. Long Reads of the year 2013. As you can see, this “Long Reads” are slightly different :)  Here we summarize a few “long read” sequence data that got publicly available last year and point to where one can download the data.  They are […]