What is This Hot New Field of Electronic Sequencing?

New Technology is Literally and Figuratively Hot Stanford-incubated Startup has Patent for Semiconductor-based Sequencing Using Proton or Heat Detection Sizzling Hot Promises Draw Stellar Scientific Advisor Board and World Renown Venture Capitalists Truth be told, I’ve been an avid follower—if … Continue reading

The Most Interesting Scientist in the World: George M. Church

Mind Boggling Breadth and Significance of Scientific Publications Serial Entrepreneur and Science Advisor to Many Companies Radical Advocate of Total Openness for Personal Genomics While seeing for the umpteenth time a Dos Equis beer commercial featuring The Most Interesting Man … Continue reading

In Search of RNA Epigenetics: A Grand Challenge

Methylated riboA and riboC are the most commonly detected nucleobases in epigenetics research Powerful new analytical methods are key tools for progress Promising PacBio sequencing and novel “Pan Probes” reported    In a Grand Challenge Commentary published in Nature Chemical … Continue reading

Three Takeaways from the 3rd Next-Generation Sequencing Conference

Exciting potential of direct sequencing of modified DNA  Small holes with big promise but bigger challenges  Paleogenomics:  sequencing ancient DNA—how old can you go?  Sometimes small scientific meetings have big impacts on one’s impressions, which was certainly my experience at … Continue reading