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.

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