Two research teams have used Illumina’s Genome Analyzer to independently study alternative splicing events in the human transcriptome, while a third group has used customized microarrays in a similar study.
 
According to Chris Burge, an associate professor of biology and biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the leader of one study, the data obtained from sequencing is at least as good as that from microarrays designed to detect alternative splicing.
 

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