AGBT - Marco Island Never Gets Old

Marco Island AGBT

I am currently writing from 30,000 feet as I make my annual pilgrimage to the AGBT conference in Marco Island, FL. I am fortunate in that I have been a regular attendee of this conference and have lived with it through its growth from tiny little rival conference (in the eyes of the very large GSAC meetings of the day) to a conference that now sold out within three minutes of opening their registration! Much has happened during that time, the announcement of the “completion” of the draft of the Human genome, the corresponding lull that followed and then the renewed excitement that 454 brought with the first next-gen sequencer.

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AGBT Update #1 - Clinical Sequencing Focus

Here's an update from the conference. As always, AGBT lives up to its reputation. Wednesday evening's festivities were spot on with a personal highlight of being on board the Ion Torrent bus. Designed to be a rolling lab, it is a unique way to highlight the PGM, from form factor to actually doing a run on an instrument on the bus while the bus was parked on the beach...

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AGBT Update #2 - Ion Proton and GnuBio

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As always, Jonathan Rothberg did not disappoint and delivered some pretty bold statements about where they are heading with the Proton.

Ion Proton






Some highlights:

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AGBT Recap

Well, it was a whirlwind few days at AGBT, where the talks were great and the after-parties pretty spectacular in their own right. This is my quick summary of some of the highlights of the conference. (DISCLAIMER -  I had to leave the conference early Saturday morning so I am unable to review any of the speakers or parties from Saturday).

Where to begin…?

Marco Island

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