Illumina has released its RefSet line of oligos designed for human gene-expression microarrays, the company said Feb. 5.

At a cost of $39,000 per set, the RefSet product contains 22,740 70-mer oligo probes targeting 20,726 genes detailed in the National Center for Biotechnology Information Human Reference Sequence database. Sets also include a subset of probes designed to interrogate alternative splice variants of more than 1,300 genes that express multiple mRNA isoforms.

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