DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible
Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100. The post DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible appeared first on Digital Trends.
23andMe reportedly laid off the lab working on next-gen sequencing
 23andMe won’t continue on with next-generation DNA sequencing and has reportedly laid off the lab working on the project. About half-a-dozen workers were laid off from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based lab, according to BuzzFeed, which first reported the news. By our own count based on LinkedIn, at least five members of the lab have been let go, including its chief medical officer Dr.… Read More ...
The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure
 Top cancer researchers recently reported their findings and recommendations to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot task force. All 10 recommendations in the report heavily concentrate on enabling computational infrastructure, and included these key words: sharing data, engaging patients, precision medicine, genetic understanding, interdisciplinary, ecosystem and… Read More ...
At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away
 DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get their full DNA sequence with a single saliva test. Some of the bigger companies in the personal genome space like Knome and Illumina’s Every Genome offer an all-encompassing service for… Read More ...
Verge Genomics Wants To Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases Through Advanced Algorithms
 Launching out of the Y Combinator accelerator, Verge Genomics is looking to find cures for brain diseases. Diseases such as Alzheimers, ALS, and Parkinsons are complex diseases that usually involve a network of genes, as opposed to a single gene. According to the company, over 99.9 percent of drug discoveries ultimately fail because researchers are looking at a single gene at a time. But… Read More ...
Our Computers Can't Keep Up WIth All The DNA Research We're Doing
What happens when innovation overwhelms technology? Two geneticists claim advances in decoding the human genome outpace the computer systems scientists actually use. The ongoing decoding of the human genome is one of the most ambitious scientific projects in history. But, two scientists claim, it's also overwhelming technology. Michael C. Schatz of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Ben Langmead of Johns Hopkins just published an article in IEEE Spectrum warning of a DNA data deluge caused...
With $6.5M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing
Once unfathomably expensive, thanks to scientific and technological advances, the cost of genome sequencing for your average Joe is dropping fast on its way to a big, historical benchmark: The $1,000 genome. We’re not quite there, but we’re getting close. This is exciting for a host of reasons, but particularly because it has the chance to usher in an era of personalized medicine, in which it will be far easier to discover if we have a genetic predisposition to cancer, Diabetes, and ...