The University of Washington's Department of Genome Sciences has joined the Illumina Genome Network as a provider of human whole-genome sequencing services, Illumina said last week.
Through the network, Illumina connects researchers seeking such services with providers offering them on its sequencing platforms. Illumina currently offers human whole-genome sequencing for research through IGN at a price of $5,000 per genome for projects of at least 10 samples, and $4,000 for projects of at least 50 samples.
UW joins three existing members of IGN: the National Center for Genome Resources in New Mexico, Macrogen/Genomic Medicine Institute in Korea, and Illumina's own FastTrack Services.
All IGM partners are certified as sequencing service providers by Illumina and have at least 10 Illumina sequencing systems in their facilities.