This Week in PNAS

Researchers from Stanford and Yale Universities report on an approach that combines short and long read sequence data to produce a personal transcriptome with allele-specific resolution. Using Pacific Biosciences and Illumina sequencing technologies, the team sequenced transcripts from lymphoblastoid cell lines that had been generated with samples from three individuals in a parent-child trio.

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