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Loman Labs · Research group at the University of Birmingham

09 Mar 2017<p>tl;dr version<p>Ultra long reads (up to 882 kb and indeed higher) can be achieved on the Oxford Nanopore MinION using traditional DNA …

*Seq

I am maintaining an up-to-date annotated bibliography of *Seq assays (functional genomics assays based on high-througphput sequencing) on this page. …

What is Phasing?

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Shortly after the release of the first iPhone, Verizon asked BlackBerry to create a touchscreen “iPhone killer.” But the result was a flop, so Verizon turned to Motorola and Google instead.</i>• <i><br>In 2012, one-time co-CEO Jim Balsillie quit the board and cut all ties</i> …

End of Short-Read Era? - (Part I)

I will go out on a limb and make a bold call. The world of genomics is on the verge of seeing another set of major transformations, and many …

ACMG clinical laboratory standards for next-generation sequencing

ACMG Practice Guidelines | Published: 25 July 2013<p>Heidi L. Rehm PhD<br>• , Sherri J. Bale PhD<br>• , Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir MD, PhD<br>• , Jonathan S. Berg MD<br>• , Kerry K. …

Genetics

Destroying Angel Genome Assembly with PacBio Sequences

Background<p>I have been collaborating with Jonathan Walton, a professor in Plant biology department at MSU on genome assembly of a toxic mushroom …

Polygamy now!

NOW that the federal goverment recognises the marriages of same-sex couples from enlightened states, what's next? Polygamy? Well, polygamists are …

RNA-Seq; lies, half truths, and the skinny

By Jarret Glasscock<p>In RNA-Seq<p>0<p>When I asked a molecular biologist and long time respected colleague if he was conducting RNA-Seq experiments on his …

Next generation sequencing in the clinic: A perspective from Dr Elaine Mardis

With rapid advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and its increased use in clinical settings, the dawn of widespread personalized …

Anti-piracy firm targeting Canadians who download illegally

Massive lawsuits targeting people who illegally download copyrighted content are common in the U.S., where people have been stuck with hefty fines and out-of-court settlements.<p>Now there's an attempt to bring that to Canada.<p>At the centre of the effort is Canipre, the only anti-piracy enforcement …

To the brainy, the spoils

ELITE management consultancies shun the spotlight. They hardly advertise: everyone who might hire them already knows their names. The Manhattan …

Innovation