Over at Evolgen, blogger RPM discusses the pros and cons of Sanger, 454, and Solexa sequencing. Solexa, he says, may make 454 the "laser disk of DNA sequencing" -- something that never quite got a grip on the market before becoming outdated. In end, though, he concludes that the best method to use just depends on the goals of your project.

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