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Broad Institute Joins Illumina Genome Network

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina said today that The Broad Institute has joined the Illumina Genome Network.

The Broad Institute will offer its proprietary sample preparation processes for sequencing of "challenging low-input DNA" and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples, said Illumina. Projects for the specialized service will be jointly evaluated by The Broad Institute and Illumina.

"The Broad Institute's innovative sample preparation methods provide researchers with the ability to sequence samples that were previously inaccessible with existing techniques," Christian Henry, SVP and GM of Illumina's Genomic Solutions Business Unit, said in a statement.

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