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NGS Leaders Blog

Genome in a Bottle Project

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Justin Zook of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discussed the progress and future goals of the Genome in a Bottle project, which aims to create near-perfectly characterized human genome sequences for use as reference standards. Members of the Genome in a Bottle Consortium have chosen several human DNA samples to repeatedly sequence on multiple technologies and bioinformatics pipelines, aiming to capture variants from single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to massive structural changes with very high accuracy. The NIST could then distribute the same samples to outside organizations for resequencing, to help identify genomic regions or types of variants that tend to be called incorrectly. 
Read the full article from Bio-IT World, covering the Next Generation DxSummit.

Edico Genome Makes First Sale of NGS Processor

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The year of the thousand-dollar genome just got a little more interesting as Edico Genome, which makes a data processor called the DRAGEN for next generation sequencing (NGS) data, made its first sale to Sequenom, Inc. 

Read the full article from Bio-IT World.

New Things Coming to NGS Leaders

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NGS Leaders is now part of Bio-IT World, which means we have lots of great things coming soon!  If you have any suggestions for how you would like to see us improve NGS Leaders, let us know!

In the meantime, we are now accepting speaking proposals for the upcoming Bio-IT World Conference & Expo.  The 2015 event is taking place April 21-23 in Boston.  For more information, visit: Bio-ITWorldexpo.com
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I-Study: Genomic Interpretation - Who Will Pay?
During this webinar, members of the study review team present preliminary findings of the I-Study, conducted at the Harvard Medical School's 2011 Personalized Medicine Conference.
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