Ion Torrent Hits 400bp Read Length Mark...Why we're excited.

It’s been a while since I have blogged on Ion Torrent data.  There are several reasons for this.

First and foremost is that my head has been buried in The Archon Genomics XPrize Validation Protocol in which we were contracted to execute staring at the end of last year.  The AGXP is an ambitious, incentivized prize competition that will award $10 million to the first team to rapidly, accurately, and economically sequence 100 whole human genomes to a level of accuracy never before achieved.  The VP provides an opportunity to test and score current WGS technologies, assist the scientific community in establishing the reference genome(s) for this Competition and the means for analyzing the results of the Competition.

Second, it was with great anticipation and excitement that we received our Certificate of Compliance recently from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This means we have been deemed a CLIA lab and can begin to offer our Clinical Exome test under CLIA guidelines.  No small feat.

But, here I am, again, knocking the dust off the blogging boots, and wading into another data set Ion Torrent has publically released. 

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