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  • The Real Buzz

    Jun 24, 2012

    ILMN workshopThat cancer research and genetics is a hot topic does not come as a surprise to most. ESHG is no exception and several sessions today focused on cancer and cancer genetics. In the session around Basic Research in Cancer Genetics, ...

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  • Local Heroes

    Jun 24, 2012

    germanyThe first session of ESHG 2012 in Nuremberg was referred to as the Local Heroes session, a great lineup of three speakers from the host country. The first speaker was Prof. Dr. Stefan Mundlos from the Charite in Berlin. Professor ...

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  • Looking forward to ESHG 2012

    Jun 22, 2012

    ESHG cover resized 600Illumina’s mission statement is to be the leading provider of integrated solutions that advance the understanding of genetics and health. Looking through the abstracts for this year's ESHG, I am struck by the fact that this meeting is really the ...

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  • Meet the Bloggers

    Jun 20, 2012

    Lukas Smink

    Lukas Smink IlluminaMy current role at Illumina is as EMEA Marketing Manager focusing specifically on Sequencing and BioInformatics. I have been at Illumina for the last four years, starting in Technical Support as a Bioinformatics Support Scientist in our UK ...

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  • Bringing Fast and Accurate Sequencing to the Clinic

    Feb 20, 2012

    Genome on a stick1Speed and accuracy are paramount when it comes to taking sequencing to the clinic. Here's a quick summary of my talk at AGBT, where I discussed research efforts to develop a fast, integrated sequencing and analysis workflow—from sample to answer....

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  • Friday at AGBT Re-Cap

    Feb 17, 2012

    Wow! What an amazing day! Incredible science being generated from the ENCODE project to the much-anticipated announcement from Oxford Nanopore Technologies. Let me get right on it with brief recaps of the talks (in chronological order)…

    Rick Myers at the HudsonAlpha ...

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  • Thursday Afternoon at AGBT

    Feb 17, 2012

    Goncalo Abecasis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health talked about early returns on sequencing studies of complex traits. Using LDL genetics as an example, they examined Mendelian variants in several genes. GWAS revealed 95 loci, 15 of ...

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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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  • 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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