This article has been updated to clarify the name of the new correction algorithm and the authorship of the PBcR paper as well as previously reported statements about the accuracy of PacBio reads.

Pacific Biosciences is working on several fronts to improve the accuracy of de novo assemblies generated on its single-molecule sequencer and could possibly release some informatics updates to enable this capability before the end of the year, BioInform learned this week.

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