The hype around next-gen sequencing is at fever pitch. And while in many ways that's actually deserved with tools that promise to be as revolutionary as these do, it's worth remembering that this technology isn't a good fit for every lab. Though genome centers are amassing fleets of next-gen instruments, some users say that smaller labs might be better off using a service or finding a core facility than investing in the technology themselves.

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