In anticipation of large-scale human resequencing studies like the 1,000 Genomes Project, Illumina and Applied Biosystems have separately been testing how comprehensively, quickly, accurately, and inexpensively their respective next-gen sequencing platforms can sequence a human genome.
 
At the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology conference in Marco Island this month, researchers from both companies presented preliminary data on the analysis of the same individual, a HapMap sample of African origin.

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