Building on a previous agreement to co-develop diagnostics, Illumina last week announced that it has designed two new BeadChips for whole-genome genotyping studies with partner DeCode Genetics.
 
In a statement, Illumina said that the companies collaborated on selecting content for Illumina’s 450S BeadChip, a supplement to its existing HumanHap550 array for genotyping studies, as well as its Human 1M BeadChip, which the company claims will enable whole-genome and copy number variation analysis on a single chip.

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