NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Human Longevity today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with Genentech to conduct whole genome sequencing and analysis on tens of thousands of patient samples provided by the drug developer.

Human Longevity will sequence the genomes at 30x coverage with the Illumina HiSeq X Ten machines in its genomic sequencing center, the firm said in a statement.

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