By Julia Karow

Pacific Biosciences aims to capture about 10 percent of the next-gen sequencing market over the next several years, according to a company executive. The official also hinted that the firm, which is on track to ship its first commercial sequencer to customers during the first half of this year, might launch lower-cost instruments in the future.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

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