By Julia Karow

This article was originally published Jan. 12.

Illumina's human genome sequencing services group has about 1,000 genomes on order, including one order for several hundred genomes from a "major pharmaceutical company," according to a company executive. In addition, Illumina plans to introduce a rare-cell capture and sequencing service this spring for analyzing circulating tumor cells and fetal cells.

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