Shedding light on its strategy to tap into the nascent clinical sequencing market, Illumina's CEO Jay Flatley this week emphasized the company's focus on reproductive health, discussing its intentions to integrate programs from its recent BlueGnome and Verinata acquisitions and its attempts to resolve ongoing patent disputes in the noninvasive prenatal testing space.

Additionally, Flatley said this week that the company may look to segment the clinical sequencing market further by developing slightly different sequencing systems for different clinical needs.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.