Wageningen University & Research Centre and agricultural biotech firm KeyGene will open a joint next-generation DNA sequencing facility for their researchers, customers, and collaborators, the two Dutch organizations said this week.

The new facility, which will be equipped with an Illumina HiSeq 2000, a PacBio RS sequencer, and bioinformatics infrastructure, is funded with €1.7 million ($2.3 million), which includes support from CAT-AgroFood, a joint organization of the Dutch government, the province of Gelderland, and Wageningen UR.

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