Wednesday, June 02, 2021

New Clinical Human Genome Speed Record

I proposed last year that there should be a regular racing event for human genomics.  The only real competitor in is this interesting race seems to be Steven Kingsmore's group at Rady Children's Hospital.  I was sent an embargoed press release from Illumina about a new record by that group, which clocks in at 13.5 hours from patient sample to clinical report. A New England Journal of Medicine paper (hence the embargo, ending just before I post this) reports on the advance but wasn't in the packet I received.