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PacBio's Plans for Sequencer Launch Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Feb. 15.

1. PacBio Plans to Sell First DNA Sequencers in 2010; Aims for 100 Gigabases Per Hour (from Feb. 11)

2. VisiGen to Offer 'Nano-Sequencing' Service by 2009 (from Feb. 12)

3. President's Proposed NIH Budget Draws Fire from Scientists, Politicians (from Feb. 15)

4. Acquisitions Boost Qiagen's Q4 Revenues but Hurt Profits (from Feb. 11)

5. Siemens, National Jewish to Collaborate on Personalized Medicine Research (from Feb. 13)

The Scan

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