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Monthly Archives : August 2010

Unpredictable

It seems that in the world of bioinformatics, the concept of outsourcing work to third-parties (except where the third-party is an academic collaborator who will do the job for free!) is still in its infancy and so projects that involve this naturally take much longer from initial negotiation to work commencing. In Eagle’s experience we…

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UK Next Generation Sequencing Conference in Nottingham

Well it has been a busy first day of the UK Next Gen Sequencing meeting. As well as some informative talks on more convential NGS topics, such as library preparations, assembly strategies and SNP discovery¬† using NGS, there was also some interesting presentations on some more unusual application of NGS, such as for determining the…

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Genotyping/Resequencing in clinical trials?

I've been to a couple of seminar series in the last month that had something or partly to do with clinical trials data management. The first one was on July 13th 2010 at Granta Park, Cambridge UK. The seminar was the occasion to announce the launch of the UK Clinical Trials Cluster, an initiative by…

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Cloned cows

Whenever I’m lucky enough to get tickets, I go to random recordings of BBC Radio shows. Last night I snagged two tickets to the recording of the last in the current series of Radio 4′s The Now Show, which is a humorous romp through the week’s news with a couple of witty songs thrown in…

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Eagle Genomics at ISAG 2010

Eagle Genomics was at the ISAG 2010 (International Society for Animal Genetics), Edinburgh.  Apart from the picturesque Scotland, the conference programme was very interesting.  It was kick started by "The power of comparative genetics and genomics" by Prof. Kerstin Lindbld-Toh from the Broad Institute and was a well presented review of using comparative genomics to…

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