As AGBT comes to a close, Julianna LeMieux, PhD, Deputy Editor in Chief at GEN, chatted with Kevin Davies, PhD, GEN‘s Editor at Large, about some of the biggest announcements from the day. Ultima Genomics keeps a low profile, Element’s competitive streak shines through, and PacBio rocks out. Also, LeMieux remarks on how some non-NGS companies have made waves, like Pixelgen, 10X Genomics, and Parse.