NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Virginia Commonwealth University has expanded its genomics program by purchasing a 454 GS FLX sequencer from Roche and a Solexa 1G Genetic Analyzer, the school said yesterday.
 
VCU said it has also recruited Yuan Gao from Harvard, who had been working with George Church on next-generation sequencing technologies, and Maria Rivera from UCLA, whose research focuses on applying comparative genomics leading to the proposal of a “Ring of Life” as an alternative to the traditional “Tree of Life.”

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