27 11, 2019

Evidence for the use of cfDNA Fragmentome for early detection and monitoring of cacner

By | November 27th, 2019|Categories: Diagnostics Tech, Methods and applications, Next-generation sequencing|0 Comments

In Inference of transcription factor binding from cell-free DNA enables tumor subtype prediction and early detection researchers at the Institute of Human Genetics in Austria demonstrate the use of cfDNA for cancer detection and monitoring. The group performed deep ATAC-Seq and deep cfDNA nucleosome mapping to […]

20 11, 2019

@illumina response to CMA

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|6 Comments

Illumina’s response to the CMA’s recent findings that their acquisition of PacBio would be anti-competitive was published on the CMA website today. And both theirs, and PacBio’s stock are up (a little bit) as a result. Their suggested remedies include: To grant a perpetual, royalty-free, […]

31 10, 2019

CMA says no to @illumina @pacbio deal

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Next-generation sequencing|11 Comments

October 25th was my birthday so I’ve been on holiday and waited till I got back before writing this post. There’s been lots of other coverage e.g. GenomeWeb, Motley Fool. Keith at OmicsOmics included a bit more on the other NGS players and emerging technologies and is worth […]

8 10, 2019

@Illumina and @Qiagen’s IVD deal: what does it mean for NGS?

By | October 8th, 2019|Categories: Next-generation sequencing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yesterday Illumina and Qiagen announced a 15 year deal to partner on development of NGS in vitro diagnostic kits to run on Illumina sequencers. And Qiagen, more quietly, announced that development of the GeneReader platform will cease. The second piece of news is unsurprising; I’d written about Qiagens […]

30 07, 2019

£250M for early diagnosis research in UK

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: Other stuff|0 Comments

The UK’s Industrial Strategy program just announced a £250 million program for early detection of disease. A public:private partnership with £79 million for the UK Govt plus £160 million from businesses and charities will be used to fund the Accelerating Detection of Disease programme. This […]

25 07, 2019

Will @Illumina succeed in buying @PacBio?

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|7 Comments

The current CMA report “Anticipated acquisition by Illumina, Inc. of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. Decision on relevant merger situation and substantial lessening of competition” makes for some interesting, if frustrating, reading. Interesting because of what the report says but frustrating because of the redaction […]

19 06, 2019

@Illumina moving into baseball?

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

OK so Illumina is not (to my knowledge) planing on sponsoring the San Diego Padres. The title of this post was inspired by a wonderful bit of mistaken transcription of the recent Goldman Sachs Healthcare conference presentation by Francis deSouza “sequencers today generate baseball”…I think […]

11 06, 2019

Will the $1000 genome celebrate its 5th birthday?

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Next-generation sequencing|13 Comments

Everyone who has read this blog more than once has seen the Moore’s Law slide below (at a meeting, online, in a book, in a TED talk…). Many times this has come from the NHGRI who have tracked sequencing costs for yonks. Their costs presented […]

6 06, 2019

2-color SBS: @MGI_BGI vs @Illumina

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Next-generation sequencing|3 Comments

Updates in […] following some feedback and comments! MGI and Illumina are going head-to-head in a patent battle over the chemistry used to sequence genomes. The battle for sequencing supremacy was won many years ago by Illumina (although @nanopore,@MGI_BGI and a few others still in stealth […]

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