Given HiSeq 2500 and Ion Proton it is entirely possible for someone to sequence their genome in the Illumina or Life-Tech booth’s at AGBT, so will anyone attempt it?
I am sure there would be strong interest from the AGBT community. So what’s stopping this from happening? Illumina’s UYG events have proven to be popular (The Guardian has a great article), and there is an Illumina "genome in a day" dataset at the ENA. So what are the technical, ethical and/or analysis hurdles that mean we can't sequence a genome during five days AGBT? Maybe getting the sequencing done as part of the PGP would help?
Come on Illumina and Life-Tech: we’ll give you a sample on Wednesday morning, you give us a genome and we’ll organise a discussion on Friday before the party.
Technical hurdles: setting up a lab in an hotel room, maybe? Did you ever install a HiSeq machine (I assume yes)?ReplyDelete
OK converting a hotle room to a lab is not going to be easy/possible. But let's not forget the Ion bus, and there are 13 HiSeq's in Miami. Illumina only need to "borrow" one for a day.ReplyDelete
How about the microbiome of the Marriot on a Miseq? It'd be a hell of a lot easier to set up a Miseq in their suite than a Hiseq, then just swab the doorknob of the main hall or something.ReplyDelete
Would like to see the microbiome of the Mariott compared to the Hilton neighbors...probably identical after AGBT.ReplyDelete