Panelists: Steve Quake, Ph.D., Stanford University/ Cliff Reid, Ph.D., Complete Genomics/ Stefan Roever, Genia/ Mike Hunkapiller, Ph.D., PacBio/ Paul Billings,M.D., Life Tech.
Moderator: Kevin Davies, Ph.D., ACS
The PMWC 2014 sequencing panel will provide a lively discussion of current trends and applications in next-gen sequencing. While there will be some discussion of the pros and cons of competing technologies (single-molecules, nanopores etc), this panel won't get mired in technical details; the audience will be more interested in bigger questions around killer apps, genome interpretation and future applications. The panel will discuss questions of whether we will soon reach the $1k (or even $100) genome, the relentless hype of nanopore sequencing, and whether or not universal newborn screening is inevitable.