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'Maybe We Should Take a Tip from Star Trek'

SeqAnswers member GW_OK asks the board: "When does 'current generation' become 'last generation,' and 'next generation' become 'current generation,' and can 'third generation' become next generation'" when it comes the DNA sequencing? Member mgogol suggests that all "non-Sanger" sequencing techniques should be simply called "high-throughput sequencing," but adds "maybe we should take a tip from Star Trek. After Next generation comes Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise." Krobison says, "'Next Generation' does have a nicer ring to it than 'Markedly Faster than Last Year (but wait until next year).'" Steven comments that "the acronym is not the sexiest, though." View the entire thread, here.

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