By Julia Karow

A year after receiving the PacBio RS single-molecule sequencer in their labs, early-access customers from two research institutions have taken their instruments through their paces and are starting to analyze "real" samples.

As users at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the National Cancer Institute become more familiar with the type of data the instrument produces, they expect to apply their machines more routinely this year for projects that can benefit from long reads.

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