Saturday, February 28, 2009

India's National Science Day

In Honor of "Raman Effect"

Today (Feb 28) is celebrated in India as the National Science Day in honor of the discovery of the 'Raman Effect' by C.V.Raman on the same day in 1928. This won him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

What is the Raman Effect?

I found a simple explanation by Dr.Nirupuma Raghavan in India-Space portal.

Check it out if you are interested :

Friday, February 6, 2009

Full Gene sequencing for $5000 !!

Door opens for Personal Genomics

With the announcement this week by Complete Genomics Inc. that it will offer $5000 sequencing of a whole human genome (~3 billion base pairs) by mid-2009, the door is finally opening for Personal Genomics.

This means in a few years, millions of people will be getting their genome fuly sequenced. Think about the huge opportunity not only for gene sequencing companies, Pharmacogenomics players and so on, but also for IT companies who will need to create solutions to store, analyze and interpret the data!