SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at BGI, the China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, and the State Food and Drug Administration have published whole-genome sequence data from the BGISEQ-500 instrument, evaluating its ability to sequence a human cell line and comparing the results with data generated on the Illumina HiSeq 2500 instrument.

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