NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Swiss DNA-sequencing company Fasteris has installed an Illumina Genome Analyzer in its lab in Geneva, the company said this week.
 
Fasteris said it plans to start offering next-generation sequencing services in June using the analyzer, which was designed by Solexa. Illumina acquired Solexa earlier this year.
 

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

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