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NEW YORK – Discovery Life Sciences announced this week that its HudsonAlpha Discovery division has been named a PacBio Center of Excellence for long-read sequencing. Discovery said that it is acquiring multiple PacBio Sequel II Systems to supplement HudsonAlpha Discovery’s existing short-read platforms and add resolution across both DNA and RNA applications. In addition to whole genome sequencing for variant detection, the Sequel II Systems will provide high-volume capacity for long-read RNA sequencing of gene isoforms, the firm said.

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