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New Products: Illumina's V4 HiSeq Reagent Kits

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Illumina has launched its V4 reagent kits for the HiSeq, which can give up to 1 terabase of data per six-day run. According to the company, a single run can sequence 10 genomes, 150 exomes, or 80 whole transcriptomes. The kit is shipping now and requires a software upgrade. The specified performance is available in all HiSeq 2500/1500s built in factory and all HiSeq 2000s shipped in 2013.

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Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.