This article has been corrected from a previous version, in which Applied Biosystems' president Michael Hunkapiller was referred to as the CEO, and in which a comment by Dr. Hunkapiller regarding sales of 3000 vs. 4000 series mass spectrometers was incorrectly reported as referring to DNA Sequencers. GenomeWeb regrets this inaccuracy.

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