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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences recently unveiled plans to change the output of its instrument and analysis software packages from the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) to the more commonly used Binary Alignment/Map (BAM) file format for both raw and aligned sequencing reads.

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