Monday, November 06, 2017

A Nucleotide Mixture-Based Error Correcting Short Read Chemistry

Sometimes polony-style short read sequencing seems like old news.  The underlying technology has been commercially available for over a decade.  I focus much of my attention to gains in long read technologies, though incremental improvements to read lengths or polony densities still appear.  Now in Nature Biotechnology a group from Peking University has published a new twist on sequencing-by-synthesis that is claimed to offer significant improvements on read accuracy.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

AlphaGo & Biology

A comment was left on an early piece suggesting I comment on the recent AlphaGo paper and the possible applicability of this approach to biomedical sciences.  I'm not sure I have anything terribly original to say, but who can refuse a request?