At its production facility in Mountain View, Calif., Complete Genomics' goal is to "revolutionize" the way disease genes are discovered, says New Scientist's Peter Aldhous. The company runs the world's largest human genome sequencing factory — last year, Aldhous says, the operation's 16 robots sequenced 800 genomes. Now, they can do 400 genomes a month.

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