Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A whole human genome in less than two weeks through a sequencing service

Illumina today launched RapidTrack WGS, a whole genome sequencing service that delivers a whole human genome in less than two weeks. This is fastest sample-to-data turnaround time of any whole human genome sequencing service available today.
From the Illumina press release: "RapidTrack WGS utilizes Illumina's new HiSeq 2500 sequencing system, which is capable of sequencing a complete human genome in one day. In combination with an accelerated sample preparation protocol and the Company's new iSAAC genome alignment software, sample-to-data cycle time for a complete human genome is five days with the new service. To allow for queue time, RapidTrack WGS guarantees a turnaround of less than 14 days".

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