NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Beijing Institute of Genomics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has acquired eight additional SOLiD next-generation sequencing systems from Applied Biosystems, ABI’s parent company Life Technologies said today.
 
BIG previously had one SOLiD system in house. It plans to use its arsenal of the nine sequencers in exploring mutation profiling of cancer genes, investigating genetic variation in model organisms, metagenomic analysis of microbes, and discovery and characterization of novel microRNAs.

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