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RainDance Technologies launched the first application for its microdroplet-based technology this month, designed to enable customers to amplify many genomic loci in parallel by polymerase chain reaction for targeted resequencing.

The company claims that compared to other targeted sequence-enrichment methods, its approach leads to more uniform coverage, or less enrichment bias. This would allow researchers to obtain the same results with less sequencing and therefore lower sequencing costs, according to RainDance.

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