Wednesday 18 December 2013

Win a free MiSeqV3 600 cycle run: the Core Genomics Christmas Competition

Last month I posted a logical puzzle to see if people knew how much different next-gen sequencing applications cost? The repsonses have been varied!

Now Illumina have very kindly donated a MiSeq run and 250 iCredits as the prize for a festive competition. You can win a MiSeq 600 cycle run, which I'll put on one of the MiSeq's in my lab and deliver the data via BaseSpace, where you'll be able to use your free iCredits to analyse data using the BaseSpace apps.

Monday 16 December 2013

Will anyone get his or her genome sequenced at AGBT this year?

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?

Saturday 7 December 2013

"A bridge too far" for consumer genomics?

It’s amazing what is being done with DNA sequencing. Cancer genetics and personalised medicine make headlines, consumer genomics has been in the news and Genomics England are going to sequence 100,000 NHS patients. But all that glitters is not gold!

Thursday 5 December 2013

23andMe vs Lisa Casey

Updated after reading Dale Yazuki's blog pointing to this post by Lukas Hartmann, which I've sumarised next to Shaheen Pasha's below.

Poor old 23andMe; first the FDA and now Lisa Casey, can they survive? And what would their failure mean for personal genomics?