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.