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Illumina Expands Low-Cost Gene Sequencing to Plants, Livestock

San Diego-based Illumina announced Tuesday its HiSeq X system can now be used to perform whole-genome sequencing of plants, livestock and other non-human species. The company introduced the first $1,000 human genome, and now sees a market opportunity in the low-cost, population-scale sequencing of non-human species in agricultural and pharmaceutical research. “Market adoption of the HiSeq X system […]