By Julia Karow

This article has been updated with additional information from Nicholas Schork, a RainDance collaborator.

As the first example of a targeted assay for its sequencing platform that may be used clinically in the future, Roche's 454 Life Sciences last week launched kits for genotyping HLA genes at high and medium resolution.

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