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Old 06-09-2015, 11:09 AM   #9
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It is true that a core lab could make do with a single person running an ABI sequencer, whereas an NGS core might have several people (prep, sequencing, informatics).

And my comparison of Celera to a NextSeq is a bit apples to oranges. But I think it is pretty incredible that even the peak of power of the ABI era pales to a small machine now. For a small core, just take the output and divide by 300 for one machine and maybe 1/5th the sample throughput as well, so 1/1500 of Celera.
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