Illumina – PacBio Acquisition Poll

I’m running a quick poll to gauge the sequencing community’s opinion about Illumina’s proposed acquisition of PacBio. Just two simple questions. For the record, my answers are “yes” and “yes” (but I’m less confident about the second question). Check out my previous post to see my reasoning.


Sequencing Generations – What’s in a Name?

Every so often someone will ask about the various “generations” of DNA sequencing or a company will claim to have the latest generation – 3rd, 4th, even “last”. (Hey, Genia, if you don’t come out with something soon, I’m going to start calling your platform “late” generation sequencing – as in “late to the party”…