18 12, 2017

Why are @illumina flowcell names so similar (but only occasionally rude)

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|2 Comments

Anyone who’s run Illumina instruments over the years is likely to have noticed how flowcells can have remarkably similar (and occasionally amusing) names. This can create a real headache when looking for a specific run as a single mismatch can cause you to spend some time […]

7 11, 2017

R vs Excel by @vivalosburros

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: I am not a Bioinformatician, Methods and applications, Other stuff|0 Comments

In this post I wanted to highlight the wonderful “Excel vs R: A Brief Introduction to R”  by Jesse Sadler. This is full of useful and practical advice on using R in place of Excel (or any other spreadsheet) for simple data analysis. I use […]

12 10, 2017

Who’s the scientific equivalent of Harvey Weinstein?

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

The news about Harvey Weinstein can hardly have escaped the attention of even the most lab-bound post-doc ro PhD student. The investigative journalism at the The New York Times story has led to the downfall of a movie mogul for sexual harassment, unwanted physical contact and other things most of us […]

3 10, 2017

Explaining rare disease during bedtime storytime

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Creative, Other stuff|0 Comments

I had the very real pleasure of introducing Prof Lucy Raymond at Biotexcel’s Genomic Medicine 2017 in Cambridge last week. She was speaking in a session that included Dr David Bentley (Illumina Inc – Genomes for Medicine), Prof Stephan Beck (UCL Cancer Institute – Towards Personal Epigenomics), and Prof Sadaf Farooqi (University […]

3 10, 2017

DNA in vellum proves authenticity of paintings

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|0 Comments

A short article in todays Times quotes William Cowley parchment makers as saying velum provides the only foolproof way for detecting art forgery. Very simply an artist creates their work on vellum and retains a sample for genetic comparison should a suspected forgery come to […]

31 03, 2017

Mass-cytometry webinars from @Fluidigm

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Methods and applications, Other stuff|0 Comments

The Helios/CyToF mass-cytometry technology is making waves here in our Flow Core and is likely to be a useful addition to multi-omic studies. Fluidigm have a series of webinars that I thought readers of Core-Genomics might be interested in: Decoding human tumors and healthy tissue […]

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 […]

15 02, 2017

Nanostring Hyb&Seq

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|Tags: , , |5 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

Finding a service provider on Genohub…”quality guaranteed”

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Commissioned content, Next-generation sequencing, Other stuff|0 Comments

This article was commissioned by Genohub. If you are looking for someone to run a next-generation sequencing project for you then hopefully many of the readers of the CoreGenomics blog will have seen the googlemap of NGS instruments (watch Enseqlopedia.com/NGS-mapped for a major refresh coming soon). However the […]

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