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  • How Will Library Prep Keep Pace With NGS Innovation?

    May 29, 2014

    the next onnovation in NGSQ&A with Dr. Gary Schroth, Distinguished Scientist, Illumina

    Less than a decade since the first next-gen sequencers hit the market, the  technology has transformed nearly every field of biological science. The pace of scientific discovery during this period has been ...
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  • Meet the New 16S Metagenomics App

    May 19, 2014

    BaseSpace 16S metagenomicsWe are pleased to announce the release of Illumina’s 16S Metagenomics app in BaseSpace. This app is an extension of the metagenomics workflow found in the MiSeq Reporter Software (MSR) 2.3 and 2.4. The 16S Metagenomics app provides ultra-fast taxonomic ...

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  • Day 2 of the EMEA Scientific Summit

    May 17, 2014

    day 2 of the Illumina scientific summit in Prague, 2014Oncology, Reproductive and Genetic Health as well as Informatics took centre stage during the second day of the EMEA Scientific Summit. Quite nice to see everybody present and accounted for, after a very good night with a very nice dinner ...

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  • Ahoj! From Prague and the EMEA ISS 2014

    May 15, 2014
    Illumina's European Scientific Summit was held in the historic city of Prague

    Day one of the EMEA Illumina Scientific Summit in Prague focused heavily on life sciences research as well as new and emerging opportunities. Dr. David Bentley (Illumina VP and Chief Scientist) started the meeting together with Dr. Lucy Raymond (...

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  • Live from the Asia-Pacific Scientific Summit, Part Two

    May 07, 2014

    Day 2 of the Illumina ISS arrived after a night of entertainment and numerous networking discussions from Day 1, I am sure many collaborations were incubated in this fertile environment. In order to provide as wide a range of ...

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  • Live from the Asia-Pacific Scientific Summit 2014

    May 01, 2014

    Day one was a fantastic start to the Asia-Pacific Illumina Sequencing Summit here on the historic island of Penang. Guests from across the region and plenary speakers joining us from further afield are soaking up the atmosphere of the Eastern ...

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  • Next-Generation Sequencing: Challenges and Clinical Translation

    Apr 30, 2014

    As the research world advances the field of genomics, the clinical counterpart attempts to translate these technologies for patients. The intersection of these two worlds and a candid discussion of genomic application to cancer were on display at the recently ...

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  • RNA-Seq Apps Now Available on BaseSpace

    Apr 23, 2014

    We are very excited to announce that the expert-preferred suite of RNA-Seq data analysis software is now available on BaseSpace for any researcher, irrespective of bioinformatics experience. The BaseSpace Core Apps for RNA are based on the ...

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  • Highlights from the Illumina AACR Discovery Symposium

    Apr 17, 2014

    With the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting right here in San Diego, we were very excited to host a Discovery Symposium focusing on advances being made in understanding and monitoring cancer made possible through next-generation sequencing technologies. ...

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  • What do sheep, goats, and cowpeas have in common?

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Illumina 2014 Greater Good Award winners are conducting research that is benefiting people living in the Middle East, West Africa, and elsewhere around the globe. Max Rothschild, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University is studying ...

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  • Sequencing Tells a New Story about Native American Origins

    Apr 01, 2014

    It’s not the first time that new tools, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS), have been used to reanalyze old bones. In fact, a team of researchers at the Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics in the Natural History Museum of Denmark ...

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  • Investigating the Jurassic Park of the Bacterial World

    Mar 25, 2014

    There’s a lot of degraded DNA in the environment. It’s estimated that more than 1,000 tons of sedimentary DNA is released by rivers every year. The detritus is from plants and animals that have reached the end of life by ...

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  • Karyomapping – A Comprehensive Preimplantation Test

    Mar 06, 2014

    Testing embryos to avoid genetic disease is not a new idea, but has roots in decades of previous work. Bob Edwards, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on in vitro fertilization (IVF), sexed rabbit embryos in the 1960s. ...

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  • AGBT Standouts

    Feb 27, 2014

    This year marked the 15th meeting of Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, and as every year, kindled the sparks of genomic innovation. Notable plenary sessions included a canny retrospective on sequencing’s pace from Jeff Schloss of NHGRI,  and ...

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  • The promise of the first human phasing product, delivered.

    Feb 26, 2014

    We are pleased to be offering whole human phasing analysis, originated by Moleculo, in the Illumina FastTrack Services Laboratory through the Illumina Genome Network (IGN). This service complements whole-genome sequencing by distinguishing between variants originating from separate chromosomes, ...

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  • Genomic Software Solutions get Spotlight at AGBT

    Feb 14, 2014

    At Tuesday’s opening plenary sessions, NHGRI’s Eric Green announced a meeting pattern change. A new type of session, software demonstrations, would offer an alternative format to static posters or in-suite presentations. This first of its kind session was held Thursday ...

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  • Opening Sessions AGBT- Socks for Christmas: Actually Quite Useful

    Feb 14, 2014

    After an introduction and welcome address by Eric Green, Aviv Regev from the Broad Institute took the podium and gave an interesting talk on unraveling intra- and inter-cellular gene interactions in dendritic cells by single cell RNA-Seq of stimulated cells. ...

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  • AGBT Day One and Illumina User Meeting

    Feb 14, 2014

    The 15th AGBT meeting started on Tuesday evening, but many attendees had problems reaching Marco Island due to weather disruptions. Thus, the main hall during the first plenary session looked less filled than it could have, in spite of ...

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  • Straight from the Horse's Mouth...

    Feb 12, 2014

    under constructionMaybe for the first time in Illumina’s history we will have the people directly involved in the research and development of our sequencing platforms presenting to customers at AGBT 2014.

    At the Illumina User meeting on Wednesday, Feb 12, Frank ...

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  • Marco Island Forecast

    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 ...

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