With rapid changes to sequencing technology, Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics says that "genomes abound" and that "everyone wants to sequence," though not every lab can afford its own sequencer. Enter sequence service providers such as BGI and Complete Genomics. "These new sequencers and service providers are going to put high-throughput sequencing into the hands of many investigators. Investigators, I might add, who likely have never dealt with NGS data," Koboldt writes. "I think that's potentially very exciting, and I hope that the experiences of major genome centers will help newcomers address the challenges of massively parallel sequencing.
Everyone Wants to Sequence
May 24, 2010