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Illumina/Solexa

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

“Solexa” has been our word of choice to describe the rapid throughput sequencing strategy generating pairs of linked reads. You all know this, and the methodology has been described exhaustively in this blog.

However, “Solexa” was actually the name of a company which was acquired by Illumina, Inc. on 11/1/2006. References to this technology in both the literature and on-line have gradually been migrating to “Illumina” as the approved adjective.

After consultation with our collaborators, we have made an executive decision to switch to the current term du jour.

How sad — I really liked “Solexa”!

-- Eric Kofoid