By Bernadette Toner

A recent survey of 24 core labs conducted on behalf of the Association for Biomolecular Resources' Genetic Variation Research Group found that data analysis is the primary challenge core labs face when it comes to next-generation sequencing.

Helaman Escobar, director of DNA Sequencing Operations at Eurofins MWG Operon, presented preliminary data from the survey this week at ABRF's annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif.

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