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ASHG 2009: Sequence, and then sequence again

Posted on behalf of Chris Gunter Believe it or not, some people are complaining that now the ASHG meeting has too much genomics. This comes after years of dire warnings that the society was ignoring genomics at its own peril. Friday morning featured yet another all-genomics platform session, with multiple talks on sequencing whole human genomes. Matthew Bainbridge of Baylor made crowd laugh by saying all we need is an assay with 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity. In the meantime, he’s using a method of sequencing a genome on two different platforms and comparing the results. He and others at 


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