If you ever want to know about the latest developments in sequencing, you owe it to yourself to follow Keith Robison's blog. In his latest post he talks about the launch of the new de novo assembly service from Dovetail Genomics. Keith concludes:
Personally, a pure service offering is very attractive, since that means not having to find internal resources to learn the new technology and then execute on it. I checked with Dovetail, and while I don't have $40K burning a hole in my pocket, if I did I could grab something out of the garden or from the local seafood market, I really could have a complex genome scaffold of my very own in about two months. That's an exciting vision, and perhaps will be a major force in the sunsetting of science's tolerance for highly fragmented draft genomes.
Readers may also enjoy Bio-IT World's report on this new Dovetail service.