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My colleagues and I have been using the IonTorrent 16S Metagenomics kit to prepare libraries which are then sequenced on the IonTorrent Platform. We have found it difficult / near impossible to perform downstream analysis on our own because of multiple reasons. We have reached out to the company to request that they start providing clients with sequences that have been separated and identified both by forward and reverse reads, and by targeted gene region. However, in order to build our case, we are looking to provide a list of clients that are also having difficulty analyzing their data because of this lack of information. If you use the IonTorrent 16S Metagenomics Kit to prepare your libraries and you believe receiving data in this format would better serve your needs, please contact us with your first and last name, your email, and the approximate number of samples you have prepared using the 16S Metagenomics kit. Please be aware that this information will be sent to ThermoFisher and that you may or may not be contacted in the future.
Back in 2011, four brothers from Detroit published a paper in which they introduce and test five primer pairs, and because they are not working for Thermo Fisher, they list the full sequences in Table 1. But then, just 5 pages later, they also state:
The investment and expertise of local business and community leaders fund initiatives that fuel growth for existing industry and prepares the region for future employment opportunities, helping the Chamber achieve its mission of driving regional economic prosperity.
A new fund in town is looking to support health software companies from San Diego to Los Angeles. Greg McKee launched Torrent Ventures in February after serving as CEO of nonprofit startup accelerator Connect for five years. In his new venture, he will team up with Los Angeles investment advisor Luke Hayes to help fund early-stage digital health companies in Southern California.
In a modern society, the traffic laws epitomize law in general. When they instruct us to keep on the right side, to drive within a specified speed limit on a given street or highway, to stop at a red light, to signal our intended turns, they may seem to an impatient driver to be restricting his liberty, to be preventing him from getting to his destination in minimum time. But because these restrictions apply to everyone else, they are, if they are well conceived, helping not only him but all of us to get to our multitudinous destinations in the minimum time in which this can be done smoothly and safely.
Now let us look at the implications of this. What does a new law do? It either puts a new prohibition or a new compulsion on each of us (or a large number of us), or it changes the rules under which we have hitherto been acting. So on the basis of these figures the citizens of individual states are being subjected to an average of about a thousand new prohibitions or rule-changes every year. No one is excused from not knowing what every one of these new laws commands. I leave it to the reader to picture what all this means in terms of human liberty.
It has been estimated that American legislative bodies ranging from city councils to Congress pass 150,000 new laws every year.1 This total does not mean too much, because only a small section of the total applies to the residents of any given town or state. But a very meaningful figure would be the total number of live laws that still do apply to American residents of any given city or state.
In August 1978, Congressman Gene Taylor from Missouri, going through stacks of the Code of Federal Regulations, found that the Code ran to 19,789 pages in 1938, to 20,643 in 1958, to 73,149 in 1976, and calculated it would top 120,000 pages by the end of 1978.
Suppose we turn back from our survey of the present enormous power and control now exercised by government, to a look at its growth since 1854 in England when Herbert Spencer was already expressing his alarm at the extent of that control. If the reader will glance down the list of the interferences that Spencer was then deploring, he will see that our own government is still engaged in all of them, or their equivalent (with the exception only of disseminating Christianity and sending out emigrants), but has added literally hundreds more.
At least some of the pains we suffer and trials we experience come as an inevitable consequence of life itself. We live in a world governed by natural laws, not all of which operate for our short-term benefit. Thus, we have no immunity against a host of diseases and cannot escape the accidents and misfortunes that are inherent in our own biology or are related to the physical world in which we live. If wildfires devastate our neighborhood and our home is set ablaze, we may lose not only property but also life itself. If we live in the low-lying lands of the Ganges Delta, and a devastating hurricane and storm surge overwhelm our dwelling place, personal and community-wide disaster may occur. As we grow older, all of us suffer the natural results of aging. We may delay death from disease or accidents, but ultimately we cannot avoid it. It is all part of the natural order of things and one of the conditions we agreed to when we came to earth.
During October 2007 a series of sixteen devastating wildfires swept through Southern California, from north of Los Angeles to southern San Diego County. More than 1,900 homes were destroyed, and many others damaged, as the fires raged over scores of thousands of acres. At least seven deaths resulted. Property damage was in the billions of dollars, and half a million people were evacuated from their homes, some for several weeks.
At first glance, this statement may seem not to apply to the United States of America, the most powerful country in world history. But the truth is that as our society and those in other developed countries have grown more sophisticated and specialized, our vulnerability to disasters actually has increased. We now have little surge capacity in our health care, food distribution, and communications systems. Our energy sources (principally natural gas, coal, oil, and electricity) may come from hundreds, even thousands of miles away and are not under individual, community, or even state control. In the simpler days of our grandfathers, most of our food and energy sources were produced locally, and people were, in general, much more self-reliant than at present. Our society is characterized by interdependence between components: if one fails, there may be a cascade of interrelated failures.
The interactions between the various components of our increasingly complex societies can have unforeseen effects. Many experts believe, for example, that the California firestorm did not result simply from someone carelessly playing with matches, although at least two of the sixteen fires apparently were caused by arson. But the confluence of Santa Ana winds blowing at high velocity from inland deserts over a drought-stricken land, an overabundance of debris on the forest floor, and the intrinsic problems of protecting suburbs that push deeper into flammable wild lands each year, helps explain the cause of most of the California fires.
If there is one lesson to be learned from the California fires of 2007, it is the need to plan ahead. Admittedly, the perfect storm will defeat the perfect plan every time. We must therefore be flexible and prepared to improvise and adjust as necessary. To do so requires intellectual and judgmental flexibility more than unlimited resources. Furthermore, as every good military person knows, the best plan requires adjustment as soon as the first shot is fired.
I think that current sample libraries and the power of modern computers to which we have access nowadays, allow us to create more realistic orchestral tracks. It's a fact that has changed the rules of this current hybrid music trend and it has opened the door to new composers from other styles to build a large catalog of tracks that can be used in trailers. All of that makes this style of music really visible to the audience and less niche. Of course, this creates more competition but as in every business, competition is what pushes us to provide our best and foster the evolution of the genre.
I don't know...I prefer to live the present, with some perspective, but without thinking too much in what's what the future has for me. Life spins a lot, sometimes faster than what you expect. Lately I learnt that is better to live the present intensely, but with pragmatism and patience. This is a distance race...
You talk about how timeless can a product be, when the resources that the industry uses to make it more appealing and shocking for the current market, which in turn goes against its longevity and that in 20 years in the future we will see the current music, as the way we see the CGI from 20 years ago, right? Well, I think it's all about the trends and the generation that embrace those trends. I agree that the more a film is on the classic side in regards to the music, it is more timeless.
The soundtracks from the last four to five decades are a blast. We can go back, and look at some tracks from Williams, Morricone, Goldsmith and Silvestri and they will draw a smile on the faces of many of us. They are emotional, shocking and really touchings. The leitmotifs were maybe more descriptive and captivating than what the industry seems to need today, but at the same time we all know that, unfortunately, they could sound out of place in a current and more modern film. The electronic stuff is way better nowadays than when it began to appear in some movies back in the day.But it is a fact that the balance between electronic and orchestral in those instances were more experimental and reserved. So the blend between both were not so established and evolved as it is today. 2b1af7f3a8