Yearly Archives: 2013


Charting a course for genomic medicine

Personal Genomics and the Future of Healthcare 1

“The future is already here – it is just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and the person who coined the term ‘cyberspace’. Way back in 2006 or so when I was working for Illumina, the personal genetics firm 23andMe launched their whole-genome genotyping service (called ‘Genetic Testing […]


Formulatrix Digital PCR Plate

Formulatrix and an inexpensive digital PCR for NGS library quantitation 1

The American Society for Human Genetics 2013 Annual Meeting was held this week in Boston. Starting from Tuesday and going through Saturday, there are ancillary meetings both before and after (and Life Technologies had an Ion World event the two days prior). As one of the two ‘main event’ trade-show […]


Ion Chef, PII Chip, Isothermal Template Prep and a new Hi-Q Enzyme at Ion World 2013 1

Over the two days right before the annual ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics) meeting in Boston, Life Technologies held a two-day event where several hundred Ion Torrent customers and other interested parties attended. Updates for three upcoming products (the Ion Chef automated template prep, the PII chip, and a […]