Last July, Washington University’s Genome Sequencing Center was one of the first two labs to receive Solexa’s Genome Analyzer under the company’s early-access program.
 
A researcher in the lab, which installed a second instrument in December, said the tool had to overcome some “hurdles,” but watched as it matured over the last seven months from beta-version to a machine that outputs 1 gigabase of data.
 
Illumina, which acquired Solexa earlier this year, started

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