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This article has been updated from a previous version to include updated specs from PacBio on the average read length for its sequencer.

By Monica Heger

Nearly a year
after Roche's 454 Life Sciences launched the GS FLX+, which promised modal read lengths of 700 base pairs with the longest reads reaching more than 1,000 base pairs, a number of customers are still experiencing problems with the system.

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