Five years and seven months ago (March 2012) the Next Generation Technologist blog had a set of four goals: An outlet to educate A place to build connections A forum to discuss A spot where the author can gain experience with web technology I can say that over this time […]
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 […]