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Marco Island Forecast

Abizar Lakdawalla, Ph.D.
| Feb 10, 2014

I was reading the agenda for AGBT 2014 in Marco Island to prepare myself for the meeting and it was interesting to see the rapid transition of NGS in to the clinical space. Did a wordle on the titles to see which one comes up at high frequency. Not surprisingly, “Sequencing” dominates.

When I remove the words “Sequencing, Genome, Analysis, DNA, NGS” and a few other generic words I get ‘Cancer’ showing up as the highest frequency word with ‘Cell’ and ‘Clinical’ showing up not far behind.

I am waiting to get my hands on the abstracts and perform the analysis on the word content there to see how it diverges from the talk titles.

 Will be summarizing what is happening at the meeting in a series of posts here, so please do check in over the next few days.