I hate making excuses for not following through on what I want to get done. The blog has missed a couple days of posts here and there, and updates that I have planned have fallen behind. Things are generally a little bit more stagnant then what I would like.
Going into this fall I knew I'd be a little bit more busy because of the last semester of graduate school, and work has become steadily more demanding (which is great!). We have gotten crazy new technological updates in the lab to continue being on the cutting edge of technology. We just wrapped up training on a new NGS Sequencer, the illumina MiSeq, which is a baby version of the sequencer we currently run 24/7. Additionally we are also automating a lot of processes, which means big robots!