Looking for new methods to validate next-generation sequencing results, researchers at the Broad Institute have turned to the Pacific Biosciences RS machine to validate human sequence data from Illumina runs.

"Validation is a very important need," says Mauricio Carneiro, a computational biologist in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad and lead author of the BMC Genomics paper on the PacBio validation protocol.

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