As Roche, Illumina, and Applied Biosystems spread the word about their new sequencing platforms, the diverse applications associated with these technologies are spurring some academic core facilities to buy an instrument of their own.
 
“I think the interest is tremendous,” said Kevin Knudtson, director of the DNA facility at the University of Iowa and organizer of a session on DNA sequencing at last week’s Association of Biomolecular Resource Facility’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.
 

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