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New Products: Illumina's RapidTrack WGS Service; Interactive Biosoftware's Alamut

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Illumina has launched its RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing service, which uses the HiSeq 2500 sequencing instrument and the company's new iSAAC genome alignment software to sequence and align a whole human genome in five days. The company currently guarantees a turnaround time of less than 14 days to allow for queue time. The service costs $9,500 per individual sample or $7,600 per genome for 50 or more samples.



Interactive Biosoftware
has upgraded its Alamut mutation interpretation software. Alamut 2.2 has a new alignment viewer that can load and visualize BAM alignment files along with called variants in the same graphical interface. Additionally, it enables users to control the program from external tools.
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