Illumina Says Improved Sequencer Enables Paired-End Reads, 50-Base Read Lengths
 
Illumina last week announced that it has met several technical milestones for the Illumina Genome Analyzer (formerly called the Solexa Genome Analyzer).
 
The company said that it has developed new methods for generating high-quality paired reads and the ability to increase the read length for the system to more than 50 bases, among other improvements.
 

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