On the last day of AGBT, attendees crowded the room for the session everyone had been waiting for: New Genomic Frontiers, highlighting sequencing advances from Pacific Biosciences, Complete Genomics, Life Technologies, Ion Torrent, and Helicos. At Genetic Interference, Luke Jostins gives a quick run-down of each and he notes that "we are starting to see a divergence in sequencing technologies … This means that the scientists themselves can more closely tailor their choice of tech to fit their situation."

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