In the fight to gain market share in the competitive desktop sequencing market, at least one vendor is pursuing customers by incentivizing them to retire competitors' instruments.

Customers have told In Sequence that Illumina has been offering steep discounts on the price of a MiSeq desktop sequencer in exchange for retiring Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM or Roche's 454 GS FLX.

While Illumina has not been publicizing this program, customers said that it is no secret and has resulted in major savings.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

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