Providing a taste of what third-generation sequencing might look like, Pacific Biosciences last week outlined its single-molecule real-time, zero-mode waveguide DNA-sequencing technology, and its progress to date.
 
The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company on Saturday gave its first public presentation of the technology in a packed auditorium at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island, Fla.
 
PacBio projects that with improvements to its enzyme biochemistry and in camera technology, it will eventually

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