Holiday Greetings from Sage Science

It’s that time of year again — we slow down at work, do some reflection, and gear up for a great (lucky?) ‘13….

In the field of genomics, 2012 was a fascinating year. On the NGS front, placements of desktop sequencers took off in terms popularity and performance, and the industry closed in on the $1000 genome. On the research front, studies on gene regulation continues to boggle the mind, and there seems to be an up-tick in interest in structural variation. This, and advances in cancer genomics, could very likely set off an avalanche of whole genome sequencing over the next few years.

For Sage Science, 2012 was a big year as well. We’ve established the Pippin as the go-to platform for high quality genomic libraries. And we launched BluePippin, the second in our Pippin automated size selection line, which features pulsed-field electrophoresis and collects fragments up to 50 Kb.

We were also delighted to see so many publications this year from scientists using the Pippin platform. Here are a few of our favorites:

“Double Digest RADseq: An Inexpensive Method for De NovoSNP Discovery and Genotyping in Model and Non-Model
from Peterson et al. in PLoS One

• “Towards quantitative metagenomics of wild viruses and other ultra-low concentration DNA samples: a rigorous assessment and optimization of the linker amplification method” from Duhaime et al. in Environmental Microbiology

• “Transcriptional Amplification in Tumor Cells with Elevated c-Myc” from Lin et al. in Cell

• “Synthetic Spike-in Standards Improve Run-Specific Systematic Error Analysis for DNA and RNA Sequencing” from Zook et al. in PLoS One

With that, we wish everyone a happy holiday season! See you in 2013.

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