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  • Thursday Morning at AGBT

    Feb 16, 2012

    heavy security presence at the ILMN User meeting1Is it slightly strange, going to a nice breakfast at a prestigious scientific conference only to be faced with fully attired security guards checking badges at the entrance? Would they taser someone who tried to occupy the pastries?

    The meeting ...

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  • Navigate "Genome in a Day" Data on BaseSpace

    Feb 16, 2012

    As many of you have seen, we recently announced a new high-throughput sequencing instrument—the HiSeq 2500—which produces high-quality, high-coverage human genomes in a single day. Yesterday, we released the first public data set for this system on BaseSpace, our cloud-based ...

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  • Perspectives from the Illumina User Group Meeting

    Feb 16, 2012

    For me, the highlight of this first day of AGBT was the Illumina User Group meeting, mapping out where our sequencing platforms are heading. Got in a bit late and missed the beginning of Jay Flatley's talk, but what I ...

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  • Utilization of New DNA Sequencing Technologies: An AGBT Tutorial Workshop, Part 2

    Feb 16, 2012

    [Continued from previous blog post]

    Matt Blow, Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute
    Discussed sequencing single cells to metagenomes. Primary projects involve plants, fungi, microbes, metagenomes, mostly de novo assemblies, where gap filling remains a challenge. The main ...

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  • Utilization of New DNA Sequencing Technologies: An AGBT Tutorial Workshop, Part 1

    Feb 16, 2012

    Beautiful weather, incredible science, what a combination.  I only wish the presentations were held on the beach -- but guess you can't have it all!

    My take on the presentations should be useful to folks who were on the beach ...

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  • Anticipating AGBT

    Feb 14, 2012

    It is genuinely amazing to see the progress made in next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the last few years. We all know the almost unbelievable story of how 2nd generation sequencers went from less than 1 Gb per run to ...

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  • Meet the Bloggers

    Feb 13, 2012

    To bring you the best scientific commentary, we've recruited some of our top scientists to blog from AGBT. Here's a little bit about them:

    abizar thumbAbizar Lakdawalla, Ph.D., Senior Product Marketing Manager
    I have been at Illumina for about four years ...

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  • Live Blogging from AGBT

    Feb 12, 2012

    marcoislandmarriotWelcome to our coverage of the 2012 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting!

    This blog is for you—the thought leaders, clinicians, experimental practitioners from countless benches, students, and the genome-curious.

    AGBT is recognized as the most complete scientific ...

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