NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Australian Genome Research Facility and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have partnered to give Australian genomics researchers easier access to Garvan's Illumina HiSeq X Ten platform for human whole-genome sequencing, the institutions said today.

Under the agreement, AGRF will facilitate access to human whole-genome sequencing services on the HiSeq X Ten through the Garvan Institute starting Oct. 1.

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