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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues and profit each increased 66 percent year over year. The firm also said that it has acquired Avantome, a privately held developer of low-cost, long read-length sequencing technology.
 

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