Agencourt Bioscience is working with scientists at the US Department of Agriculture and at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute to test and compare Applied Biosystems’, Illumina’s, and Roche/454’s next-generation sequencing platforms for whole-genome microbial re-sequencing, In Sequence has learned.
 
Last month, the Beckman Coulter subsidiary presented preliminary data of the project, generated on the ABI SOLiD platform, at the Advances in Genome Biology & Technology conference in Marco Island, Fla.
 

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