In Brief This Week: 454 Life Sciences; BioReference Laboratories; Sidmap; IDBS; GeneNews; and More | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this week that a paper published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Infectious Disease demonstrated that ultra-deep sequencing with 454 Life Sciences' sequencing system was able to identify low-frequency hepatitis B virus drug-resistant mutations in infected samples, including mutations that were undetected using standard direct PCR sequencing methods.

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