Illumina's microarray business continued to grow in the second quarter, with customer demand for its Omni and Core families of genotyping arrays, contributions from recent addition BlueGnome, and sales to direct-to-consumer genetics firms such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com pushing Q2 array revenues up 3 percent year over year.

CEO Jay Flatley told investors in an earnings call that demand for arrays remains "stable" as the market trends toward using arrays to genotype "large sample numbers with moderate content at a lower [average selling price] per sample."

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