NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –As Pacific Biosciences continues to increase both the throughput and readlengths of its RS II sequencing system, the range of applications for which the single-molecule sequencing technology can be used continues to expand.

Increasingly, researchers are using the RS II to sequence plant, animal, and human genomes, CEO Mike Hunkapiller said during a conference call this week discussing the firm's 2014 Q4 and full-year results.

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