Stanford University researchers have demonstrated the potential of using Pacific Biosciences' single-molecule, real-time, long-read sequencing to assess the repertoire of complete RNA molecules present in the human transcriptome.

"The advantage of the long reads is that you're able to see the complete picture and map out all the isoforms, which is not trivial," Michael Snyder, genetics chair at Stanford and director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, told In Sequence.

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