Applied Biosystems said today that company researchers have generated 50 gigabases of human genome sequence data, or 17-fold average coverage of the genome, in a single run on the SOLiD 3 sequencer.

The mate-pair data was generated as part of a research project with Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center, which provided the sample, taken from an individual with an unspecified genetic disorder.

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