Following the publication of several capture methods last year for selecting portions of the genome for sequencing, companies have started to commercialize some of these technologies, while academic researchers continue to develop and refine their approaches.
 
Last week, Roche NimbleGen became the first vendor to launch a sequence-capture service, and plans to start selling capture arrays and reagents this summer.
 

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