Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ion Torrent complains to Nature Biotech about bias in Loman paper - SEQanswers


Nothing gets ppl riled up like when you compare sequencing technologies ... 
Honestly I think Life Tech has done better with PGM cf SOLID. 
I wished they would do away with their 'closed in' community and put their FAS to answer questions in seqanswers instead. I am sure they would reach more and save more by doing away with webservers. 

This is a couple days old but figured it would be interesting to some of you.

Nick Loman's original paper comparing desktop sequencers (which we've discussed here before)...has been subject of controversy. LifeTech apparently didn't like how the study was presented, and wrote a letter to Nature about the study.

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