Those of you whose libraries pay the over-priced subscription to Genome Biology may have read my good friend Neil Hall’s piece entitled “It’s only human”, relating to Illumina’s recent release of the HiSeq X Ten system.

In this rather droll paper, I am accused of being a pom-pom spinning Illumina cheer leader!  My goodness:


Of course, I think what Neil actually means is that I backed the winning horse, and continue to do so 😉 There are certain people, who shall remain unnamed, who spent a lot of money on those expensive door-stops otherwise known as ABI SOLiD machines; those same people have now almost completely traded those door-stops for Illumina HiSeqs.

To those people, I offer you my pom-poms.  Enjoy! 😀