By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Sept. 21, has been updated from a previous version to include additional information from a company official.

Pacific Biosciences said this week that it plans to focus on cancer and infectious diseases as initial application areas for its single-molecule real-time sequencing platform, noting that these areas are best suited to take advantage of the system's long reads and short cycle time.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.