NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Food and Drug Administration wants to find out what the scientific community thinks about how well the latest next-generation sequencing technologies perform, and to assess the pros and cons of these technologies and the new bioinformatics tools that are designed to work with them.

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