We are living in a world of exponential technologies, and genomics is one of several where expectations are not set at something 30% better or cheaper or faster, but 300% within the space of a few years. The term ‘exponential’ is starting to gain traction in the general public; here […]
Theral Timpson produces a weekly podcast at Mendelspod.com, and in his latest edition he interviews me about Google X Life Sciences (I wrote about them before here), long-read sequencing (in particular Pacific Biosciences) which then I’m able to discuss the value of complete human diploid sequencing, and my involvement with […]
“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 […]
Almost a year ago I wrote up this post about a startup called BioNano Genomics, which was hard at work launching a nanofluidic device and scanner called the Irys™. At February’s AGBT meeting in Marco Island (FL), they presented a scientific poster about the spider mite genome. Tetranychus urticae has […]
You may (or may not) have heard about digital PCR, which is set to be the next application set to explode in the gene expression market. But Life Technologies has a continuing investment in genetic analysis, and this new instrument, the QuantStudio 3D, demonstrates it.
Regardless of where you are in your professional career, everyone needs to have a certain amount of selling skills. It is essential, for reasons I’ll get to in a moment. And yet sales is looked down upon, for various reasons.
Way back when, over ten years ago now, I wondered whether I should take additional time (not to mention a lot of money) to pursue an MBA. This was around the year 2000, as the dotcom boom was in full swing, and engineers were dropping out of the workforce in […]
Recently I was asked about how important readlengths are, in the context of where MiSeq and Ion Torrent PGM currently stand in the marketplace. As the 454 advertisement used to say until recently, ‘Length Matters’. Given a number of recent announcements from Ion Torrent and the other folks in San […]