Next-Gen Sequencing in 2010 and in brief. C’mon, we’re just in March!

In February this year: Illumina launched the HiSeq2000 with expected throughput of 200 GB per run. Life Technologies launched SOLiD 4 with 100 GB per run, but promised 300GB per run later this year…

At AGBT: Henry Erlich (Roche) gave an interesting talk about genotyping and haplotyping human HLA regions to improve donor matching for organ transplants. Here’s a key challenge of modern medicine where sequencing can offer tangible benefits… And the GSJunior is just supposed to arrive on our bench anytime soon.

Complete Genomics: Sequencing as a Service, they want to take your samples and give you back the SNPs. In the coming years, they hope to build as many as 10 facilities throughout the world that provide these services…

Sequencing for the Masses: IonTorrent. The incredibly low cost of their instrument ($50K) and sequencing runs ($300-500) mean that nearly any lab could write a grant around this technology…

Single Molecule Applications: Pac Bio and Oxford Nanopore. The true single-molecule sequencing platforms that are close to market are certainly getting everyone excited…