Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics gives his take on the new Ion Torrent semiconductor sequencing instrument unveiled at the Advances in Genome Biology Technology conference in Marco Island, Fla., last week. Koboldt, who was able to view the new machine at the Ion Torrent suite, describes it as slightly larger than a breadbox.

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