ABI Launches Initiative to Support Software Development for Next-Gen Sequencing
Applied Biosystems this week kicked off a program to help third-party software developers create bioinformatics tools for its SOLiD next-generation sequencing system.
ABI said it is expanding its Software Development Community to include sample data sets, data file formats, and data conversion tools for the SOLiD system.

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