By Monica Heger

This story was originally published on May 13.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY — Early users of the Pacific Biosciences RS machine last week reported on their initial experiences with the system, including whole-genome sequencing of the C. elegans worm, strobe sequencing to improve assembly, and the hybrid assembly of the Rhodobacter genome with Illumina reads.

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