What’s so special about single molecule sequencing? 2

A few days ago I reviewed in brief the history of Helicos Biosciences (HCLS), a company that held out the promise of single molecule sequencing, but failed to deliver on several fronts to the next-generation sequencing market. (This would include accuracy, throughput per dollar, and ease of use / reliability […]

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Helicos Single Molecule Sequencing – A Pioneer 8

The next-generation sequencing market continues its downward trajectory – routinely violating Moore’s Law by an estimated 3x, the cost per megabase curve started to significantly bend downward around 2007 when the Solexa 1G started selling in volume, and gave the 454 GS20 (as it was known then) the first competition […]