NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences' niche has primarily been whole-genome sequencing of microbial organisms or resolving complex regions of larger genomes, but as its throughput and average read length have continued to increase over the years, customers have correspondingly been using the technology for larger and larger genomes. Now, a number of customers are using the technology to de novo sequence whole human genomes, according to presentations at last week's Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island, Fla.

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