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A New Edge Biosystems

Mark Twain is purported to have once said “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” and the same might be true for the “gold standard” DNA sequencing technology that many refer to as CE or Sanger sequencing.  CE sequencing is experiencing a renaissance, thanks in great part to the technology that was purported to hasten its demise – NGS.  As NGS is employed more extensively across the globe and in more applications, especially in clinical diagnostic applications, the need to verify or confirm the large number of variants generated from whole genome sequencing or whole exome se

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Global Competition to Accelerate Sensing and Sensing Technologies

XPRIZE has selected Dr.

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A New Chapter

On August 16, Edge BioServ LLC, the Services Division of EdgeBio, entered into agreement to be acquired and become part of GeneDx (www.genedx.com), a division of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. (http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/bioreference-laboratories-acquire-edge-bioserv). GeneDx specializes in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders.

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How Much Exome Coverage Do I Need?

If I had a nickel for every time we answered the “How much coverage is that?” question in relation to our exome sequencing services, I wouldn’t need to be writing this article.  I’d be on a boat in the Caribbean.  But, I’m not on a boat anywhere, so with all my non-boating free time I thought I would try and collect information that would help people understand which important factors to consider when doing exome sequencing.

The Pilgrimage to Marco Island

 

It’s February on the calendar and it is pretty cold here in the Mid-Atlantic so that means it must be time for our annual trek to Marco Island, FL for the AGBT meeting. The conference is a highlight on an increasingly crowded meeting calendar in the genomics community. This will be the 14th installment of the AGBT Meeting and I am happy to say I have been to all except for the very first one. The meeting organizer, Rita Dunton of G Corp, has done an amazing job over the years of keeping everyone happy while running a top-flight scientific retreat. This year the organizers implemented a new registration system to try and make sure industry, academic, and government had equal representation after the registration the two previous years was sold-out within the first ten minutes of being open.

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