Given HiSeq 2500 and Ion Proton it is entirely possible for someone to sequence their genome in the Illumina or Life-Tech boothâ€™s at AGBT, so will anyone attempt it?
I am sure there would be strong interest from the AGBT community. So whatâ€™s stopping this from happening? Illuminaâ€™s UYG events have proven to be popular (The Guardian has a great article), and there is an Illumina “genome in a day” dataset at the ENA. So what are the technical, ethical and/or analysis hurdles that mean we can’t sequence a genome during five days AGBT? Maybe getting the sequencing done as part of the PGP would help?
Come on Illumina and Life-Tech: weâ€™ll give you a sample on Wednesday morning, you give us a genome and weâ€™ll organise a discussion on Friday before the party.