The March 2004 cover story of Genome Technology focused on a new trend in DNA sequencing: outsourcing. To get the throughput needed for their projects, some researchers began to turn to companies rather than to their institutions' core labs. Since then, next-generation sequencing has exploded onto the scene, bringing even higher throughput with it — and outsourcing is still going strong. At the time of the article, Lark Technologies had just been acquired by Genaissance which was, in turn, bought by Clinical Data in June 2005.

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