By Justin Petrone

Still not interested in getting into the next-generation sequencing market, Affymetrix will instead continue to focus on making more flexible genotyping and gene-expression array formats and on new Panomics kits, according to the firm's CEO.

Kevin King said that while Affy may revisit the idea of becoming a player in the next-gen sequencing market "perhaps in the future," its current focus is on "leading in exploration and growing our business in validation and routine testing."

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