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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The World Health Organization calls for the public release of clinical trial results within a year of the completion of data collection.

In Science this week: measles virus nucleocapsid structure, and more.

African and US health officials work to establish an Africa-wide Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nature has retracted a 2002 epigenetics paper for image manipulation.

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