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Illumina has launched its Omni2.5-8 BeadChip. The array enables users to survey eight, 2.4 million-marker arrays on one chip, and includes new, rare variant content identified by the 1000 Genomes Project and other sources.

Illumina claims customers can process more than a thousand samples a week on the Omni2.5-8 with its HiScanSQ or iScan systems. The new chip is an "integral part" of its so-called Omni Roadmap, which provides researchers with access to new variants identified by the 1000 Genomes Project as they are identified.

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