This article has been updated to include corrections to the previously reported sequencing modes of the PacBio platform as well as changes to the long form of the acronym BLASR.

By Uduak Grace Thomas

As Pacific Biosciences prepares to ship its PacBio RS single-molecule real-time sequencing system later this quarter, the company has released SMRT Analysis, an open-source, secondary-analysis software suite designed to handle the system's long read data.

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