NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Methods, researchers from Pacific Biosciences, the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, and the University of Washington outlined an automated, non-hybrid method for assembling microbial genomes de novo using single molecule, real-time sequence data generated using the PacBio RS platform.

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