MARCO ISLAND, FL (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences said at a meeting last week that it is working on a next-generation DNA sequencing instrument that it believes will eventually be able to produce 100 gigabases of sequence data per hour, or a diploid human genome at 1-fold coverage in about 4 minutes.
 
Sometime in 2010, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company plans to sell its first DNA sequencing systems, performance specifics of which have yet to be determined, to early adoptors, PacBio Chairman and CEO Hugh Martin told GenomeWeb Daily News sister pu

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