By Justin Petrone

While many economists and analysts are projecting a diminished National Institutes of Health budget next year, Illumina's CEO doesn't believe such cuts will have a negative impact on the company's business.

Not only are these estimates gloomier than Illumina's internal projections, but the company is still seeing rising demand for next-gen sequencing as well as increasing array sales to applied markets such as agricultural biotechnology research and forensics, he said.

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