A new core facility at the University of Liverpool is betting that next-generation sequencing will enable it to offer large amounts of genomics data without having to become a genome center.
 
A few weeks ago, the new Advanced Genomics Facility, which is part of the university’s school of biological sciences, installed a 454 GS FLX — its first instrument, which will also remain its only sequencer for the time being.
 

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