By Julia Karow

2010 might well become known as the dawn of the Cambrian period for next-gen sequencing, as the number of sequencing platforms mushroomed during the year, a trend that's likely to continue.

As new sequencers catering to different types of users appeared on the market, the two biggest players in the industry — Illumina and Life Technologies — continued to battle each other with promises of more DNA bases at lower cost with greater accuracy and speed.

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Agilent Technologies

This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.