Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center has been testing Life Technologies' Ion Torrent Proton platform extensively, completing more than 360 runs so far and comparing it with Illumina's technology for exome sequencing. It has also developed a variety of applications for the Ion Torrent PGM, which has entered its data production line.

Earlier this month at the Personal Genomes and Medical Genomics conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Donna Muzny, the HGSC's director of operations, detailed the center's experience with both platforms.

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