Bloggers are having a field day with Illumina's announcement that it will launch a new next-gen sequencing platform called HiSeq 2000 that can produce as much as 200 gigabases of sequence data per run.

Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future blogs that "Illumina's announcement will almost certainly help to cement its position as the technology provider of choice for genome facilities," adding a note to readers that "this new machine, while impressive, represents an incremental advance rather than a dramatic technological leap forward."

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