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Illumina Announces Phasing Analysis Service

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Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced the availability of its
Phasing Analysis Service, provided by the company's FastTrack Services
lab through the Illumina Genome Network (IGN). The new sample-to-answer
service delivers human whole-genome phase information, empowering gene
mapping studies with a more comprehensive view of genomic variation.
With phase data, researchers can better understand the effect of
genotype on phenotype and variant interaction within a gene.

Conventionally, whole-genome sequencing generates a single consensus
sequence without assigning variants to specific homologous
chromosomes. Phase information, however, can identify segments of
connected variants, facilitating ancestry determination in population
studies. Further, in instances where two potentially deleterious
variants occur in a gene, knowing how these

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