NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina earlier this week said that it had delivered the first genome through its individual genome sequencing service. The first customer was Hermann Hauser, a partner in Amadeus Capital Partners.

Illumina said that it generated more than 110 gigabases of data, sequencing the genome to more than 30-fold coverage, at its CLIA-certified laboratory, which is also accredited by the College of American Pathologists, using its Genome Analyzer technology.

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