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Breaking the mold

June 30, 2011

CNN International profile of Jonathan Rothberg. Engineer and entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg is aiming to transform medicine, agriculture and nanotechnology. More

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Genome Tool pinpoints new E. Coli strain

June 10, 2011

CNN video with Wolf Blitzer. Officials confirm an organic farm in Germany is the source of a deadly E. Coli outbreak. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports. More

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Read Jonathan Rothberg's paper in Nature titled An integrated semiconductor device enabling non-optical genome sequencing describing the technology behind semiconductor sequencing, which was used to sequence the genome of Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 2011, marking the first time a human genome has been published using semiconductor sequencing.

In Chip chips away a the cost of a genome Nature News profiles recent developments in semiconductor sequencing, including the use of the Personal Genome Machine for cancer research in Tasmanian devils, as well as for publishing the genome of the e.coli involved in the recent outbreak in German in a record three days.

In Read the PLoS ONE paper from the University Münster, Münster, Germany, titled Prospective Genomic Characterization of the German Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 Outbreak by Rapid Next Generation Sequencing Technology detailing the origins and evolution of the e.coli outbreak in Germany that caused 46 deaths since May 2011. The story was also covered by the BBC.

In Forbes Magazine does a cover story titled Gene Machine on the launch of the Personal Genome Machine, discussing personalized medicine and genome sequencing as the next $100 billion technology market, featuring Jonathan Rothberg and semiconductor sequencing.

The New York Times takes a look at semiconductor sequencing in a feature titled Decoding DNA With Semiconductors noting the technology was used to sequence Gordon Moore's genome. The Times also did a feature on the launch of the Personal Genome Machine, titled Taking DNA Sequencing to the Masses.

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'Post-light' genomes shape sequencing for the future

July, 2011

As the price of genomic sequencing continues towards the $1,000 genome, innovative new technologies are ensuring the rapid progression in speed of sequencing genomes. Enabled by a new technology that allows sequence data to be generated via semiconductors, this new chip- based technology ensures that the speed of genomic data will continue to keep track with, and possibly even exceed, Moore's Law, changing the way genomic research, and eventually healthcare, move forward. More