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The big news from the JP Morgan investment conference today is the announcement of a brand new shiny sequencing machine from Illumina, the HiSeq 2000. The new machine boasts an impressive set of statistics, and looks likely to gradually replace Illumina’s GAIIx as the workhorse of most modern sequencing facilities. So, how excited should we…

The Gene Sherpa predicts that Complete Genomics will win the Archon X Prize in Genomics in 2010. In the comments, Keith Robison is wisely skeptical. I agree with Keith – it’s unlikely that the X Prize will be won this year, and if it is the winner is unlikely to be Complete Genomics. For those…

IBM’s announcement that it will be entering the DNA sequencing technology race (which I mentioned briefly earlier today) has created a tremendous amount of mainstream media interest. That’s understandable given IBM’s size and history of innovation, but how likely are they to represent serious contenders for the potentially lucrative sequencing market? Firstly, it’s important to…

News in genomics

Things are as usual moving at ludicrous speed in the world of genomics, but sadly I only have time to post a few pointers to some of the most striking developments. IBM is moving into the third-generation sequencing arena. The company is developing a new sequencing technology based on tiny nanopores – a field already…

Kevin Davies from Bio-IT World has two interviews up today relevant to new DNA sequencing technologies. Firstly, there’s an excellent interview with Clive Brown, vice president of development and informatics for Oxford Nanopore Technologies – one of the most promising contenders in the rapidly evolving third-generation DNA sequencing market. Brown is renowned for his plain-speaking…

Complete Genomics is finally back on the road towards fulfilling its promises of $5000 human genome sequences, after delays in obtaining funding for a massive new facility pushed back its plans by six months. The $45 million in funding it announced this week will be sufficient to build the new Silicon Valley facility, which the company…

BioArray News (subscription required) reports that genomic analysis technology provider Illumina has launched a new family of genotyping chips designed to simultaneously assay 4 million sites of variation in the human genome.

James Clarke, Hai-Chen Wu, Lakmal Jayasinghe, Alpesh Patel, Stuart Reid, Hagan Bayley (2009). Continuous base identification for single-molecule nanopore DNA sequencing Nature Nanotechnology DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.12 The clever boys and girls at Oxford Nanopore Technologies – one of the most quietly impressive contenders in the hotly-contested next-generation DNA sequencing race – have a new paper out…

A press release today describes a potentially exciting partnership between two companies in the DNA sequencing space: Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Illumina. Illumina is an established player in the field, providing one of the most widely-used second-generation sequencing platforms (the Genome Analyzer, previously known as Solexa). Oxford, in contrast, is a young but promising contestant…