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A paper just released in the Lancet describes a thorough and integrated approach to squeezing as much clinically relevant information as possible out of a genome sequence. However, despite a state-of-the-art clinical interpretation pipeline, the major message from the paper is just how far we still have to go before we can make full use…

The announcement of the Helicos genome sequence (which I’ve already discussed in detail) engendered a huge amount of media interest, sometimes for the wrong reasons.  Having the media attention directed elsewhere in the third-generation sequencing space was clearly an unwelcome experience for Helicos competitors Pacific Biosciences, who have responded with a press release announcing the…

David Dooling has an entertaining take on the Helicos genome sequence I discussed yesterday entitled “Another rich white guy sequences own genome”.  I noted in my post yesterday that the alleged price drop for the Helicos sequence over current technologies was an illusion, but David includes a much more thorough analysis of the relative genome…

Pushkarev, D., Neff, N., & Quake, S. (2009). Single-molecule sequencing of an individual human genome Nature Biotechnology DOI: 10.1038/nbt.1561 Yes, it’s yet another “complete” individual genome sequence, following on the heels of Craig Venter, James Watson, an anonymous African male (twice, and not without controversy), two cancer patients, a Chinese man, and two Koreans.  There is a…