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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

This article has been updated from a previous version, which had incorrectly transposed the year-over-year and sequential growth percentages for fourth-quarter revenue.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – The 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off here yesterday with several life science tools and diagnostic firms making presentations to investors and other attendees.

This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the specificity of Exact Sciences test. The specificity was 91 percent, not 81 percent as originally reported.

By Edward Winnick
SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference introduced a new HiSeq platform capable of sequencing a whole human genome in a day.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify information about Agilent's life science business and overall business in the Asia/Pacific region.

This year, Complete Genomics plans to introduce a "long fragment read" technology that will allow it decrease the error rate from 10-5 to 10-7, or from 30,000 to 300 errors per genome, and to sequence genomes from fewer than 50 cells' worth of DNA.

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