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NEW YORK – Massachusetts startup Universal Sequencing Technology has emerged from stealth with plans to make long-read sequencing more accessible to researchers around the world.

The firm, founded by several ex-Roche employees who worked on the 454 sequencing platform, recently launched its first product, a library preparation kit for whole-genome sequencing to help extract long-range information from short reads, and is developing a long-read sequencing platform.

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