NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI has made "substantial" staff cuts at its Complete Genomics subsidiary in Mountain View, California and has put the commercialization of the Revolocity high-throughput human genome sequencing system on hold, GenomeWeb has learned.

The move is part of a change in strategy that turns Complete Genomics into an R&D organization in support of BGI's products and clinical assays, in particular its recently launched desktop sequencer, BGISEQ-500.

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