22 03, 2017

10X Genomics 10x cheaper…and better too!

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: "Experimental design controls etc", 10X Genomics, Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing, Single-cell sequencing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Confession: this post may not actually make your 10X Genomics experiments ten times cheaper…but implement Demuxlet in your workflow and with the right sort of experiment you might just get there! Single-cell RNA-Seq might just have got a whole lot cheaper, thanks to a method […]

15 03, 2017

Cas9 CATCH-seq and lego-brick microfludics

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Nanopore sequencing, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Two publications presenting really cool technologies recently caught my attention: “Lego for molecular biology” and “CATCH-Seq: CRISPR for target enrichment sequencing”. Both are technologies I’d like to play with, and my son can join in the Lego modelling if we build some here in Cambridge! Lego […]

13 03, 2017

smMIP technology and, quality of statistical review reviewed

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing|Tags: |0 Comments

A paper published one month ago in Nature Genetics: Stessman et al 2017, by Evan Eichler’s group at HHMI, reported finding 91 genes associated with neuro-developmental disorders. 25 of these were enriched in autism probands and the authors reported a “network associated with high-functioning autism (full-scale IQ >100)”. […]

2 03, 2017

APOBEC-Seq for DNA methylation without the bisuflite

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing|Tags: , |0 Comments

For me one of the top talks at #AGBT17 was in a concurrent session. Theodore Davis from New England Biolabs presented “APOBEC-Seq: An enzymatic method for methylome analysis at single-base resolution without bisulfite treatment.” His talk focused on some of the cons of using sodium bisulfite sequencing for methylation in epigenetic […]

22 02, 2017

Hydroxymethylation (hmC) papers from CEGX

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cambridge Epigenetix (@CEGX_news) have a list of almost 50 papers on their website using their technology for DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation analysis, which I thought readers of CoreGenomics might be interested in. They also have a list of Epigenetics Conferences coming up….enjoy! The papers: Chen et […]

15 02, 2017

Nanostring Hyb&Seq

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Nanostring had an interesting poster presented by Joe Beecham at last years AGBT describing their novel single-molecule hybridization-based sequencing chemistry (see AGBT and JPMorgan 2016 coverage from GenomeWeb). This utilizes the Nanostring optical barcodes in a new configuration to deliver Hyb&Seq: no amplification, no enzymes, and no […]

10 02, 2017

Fingerprinting for multiplexed single-cell RNA-seq

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: "Experimental design controls etc", "My almost"..., 10X Genomics, Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing, Single-cell sequencing|Tags: |0 Comments

In this post I describe an idea for using SNP fingerprinting for single-cell RNA-Seq to identify which sample each individual cell comes from in a multiplexed library prep. The reason for my thinking about this is that single-cell experiments are expensive. Although the cost-per-cell can […]

24 03, 2014

5mC-PCR: preserving methylation status during polymerase chain reaction

By | March 24th, 2014|Categories: Methods and applications|6 Comments

Methylation analysis is hampered by the simple fact that PCR amplification removes methylation marks from native DNA. We came up with a simple idea to produce a thermo-stable DNA methyltransferase to preserve methylation status through PCR cycles, allowing amplification of DNA and simplified analysis. The […]

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