NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ion Torrent Systems has extended the deadline to apply for its Ion Personal Genome Machine Sequencer grant program from April 4 to April 18.

Under the program, the company plans to give away two of its sequencers to scientists proposing projects that take best advantage of the instrument's speed, ease of use, small footprint, and low cost per run.

Ion Torrent said it is extending the deadline "to accommodate the large number of applications the company is receiving."

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