NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists from Helicos BioSciences, Ohio University, and Stanford University today published a paper describing the first single-molecule sequencing of a whole genome.
 
The researchers used a single-molecule sequencing, sequencing-by-synthesis method, developed by Helicos, to sequence the roughly 7,000-nucleotide genome of the M13 virus. The work appears online today in the journal Science.
 

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