By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina this week said that Macrogen, a Korea-based sequencing services firm, has purchased an additional 10 HiSeq 2000 systems and two MiSeq systems, in addition to upgrades for its HiSeq 2500. Macrogen also intends to develop diagnostic tests based on the MiSeq platform.

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