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.

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