This article was originally published Sept. 16.

BGI earlier this month opened BGI@UCDavis, its next-generation sequencing facility at the University of California, Davis.

The facility opened with three Illumina HiSeq instruments, two of which are the 2500 version, and five of Life Technologies' Ion Proton machines, with an additional five HiSeq machines on their way, BGI and UC Davis officials told In Sequence at the BGI-sponsored International Conference on Genomics in the Americas meeting in Sacramento last week.

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