Next-Gen Sequencers Improve, Promise More | GenomeWeb

When it comes to tracking price and performance, next-generation sequencing systems are a moving target. In the last year, vendors have improved their performance in several ways — and promised to make them better and more affordable this year.

Since May 2007, Roche has added several new features to its 454 GS FLX platform. Notably, the company kept its promise to introduce mate pairs with increased read lengths of 110 bases, which improved the 20-base length of earlier paired reads.

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