By Justin Petrone

When it comes to the choice of using arrays or next-generation sequencing to discover copy number variants, the optimal approach is to combine the two platforms, according to Daniel Siu, vice president of Axeq Technologies.

The Rockville, Md.-based firm, a division of the Korean genomic-services company Macrogen, last week began offering a high-resolution CNV-detection service based on whole-genome sequencing and array-based comparative genomic hybridization.

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