Category Archives: Blog

App Note: BluePippin Sizing Yields Longer MinION Reads

BluePippin users are generating longer reads from their Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencers, as demonstrated in a new app note from our colleagues at Nippon Genetics. The app note showcases a workflow used by Kazuharu Arakawa, an associate professor in the … more »

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geXc Boston: Check Out This Free Symposium on Computational Genomics

If you’re in the Boston area, don’t miss this Friday’s one-day symposium on genomics and computational biology at the Broad Institute. Organized by the Genomic Exchange Community, this geXc (pronounced “jexy”) event will bring together speakers from academia and industry … more »

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ABRF: Tech Lovers Head to Myrtle Beach for Core Lab Meeting

Conference season is going strong. Next on our list: the annual meeting of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We never miss this conference — it’s a great event for tech-loving life science people like us. ABRF … more »

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Join Us at the Upcoming Long-Read Workshop at Jackson Lab

Long-read sequencing is steadily gaining traction as scientists realize its value for resolving regions of the genome that are intractable with short-read methods. From structural variants to repetitive or GC-rich regions, many clinically important stretches of the human genome just … more »

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Podcast: HMW DNA, Personalized Cancer Vaccines, and Structural Variation

There’s a great new podcast interview with Stanford clinical geneticist and oncologist Hanlee Ji about targeting extremely large stretches of DNA by combining CRISPR methods, automated DNA purification with the SageHLS instrument, and 10x Genomics technology. The approach works with … more »

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New Protocol: Analyze Small Extracellular RNAs with PippinHT

Good protocols are the currency of any lab. If your research involves working with small RNAs, be sure to check out this carefully documented protocol published in Extracellular RNA, part of Springer Nature’s Methods in Molecular Biology book series. The protocol … more »

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Expert Q&A: Winston Timp on New Challenges in Sample Prep

We’re learning as we go: that’s the message from Winston Timp, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, about how labs are handling the new demands placed on sample prep techniques by ever-changing sequencing technologies. Timp’s impressive results, particularly with handling … more »

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Cost-Effective Microbiome Sequencing with 10x Genomics and Athena Assembler

If you missed Ami Bhatt’s talk at AGBT last month, a bioRxiv preprint is a great way to catch up on her team’s impressive work characterizing microbial communities — from the human gut to the sea floor. Bhatt and her … more »

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Podcast: Blogger Keith Robison on the State of Sequencing

A new podcast from Mendelspod takes a look at the state of sequencing in 2018. It’s a lively and interesting discussion about the current and future landscape of genomics between host Theral Timpson and Keith Robison, founder of the Omics! … more »

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At AGBT, Scientists Offer Data on Size Selection for HMW DNA

Even Orlando’s sky-high humidity can’t get us down during a fast-paced AGBT meeting where size selection and HMW DNA have been front and center since the opening session. Last night we enjoyed a plenary talk from Ami Bhatt, a scientist … more »

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