By Monica Heger and Julia Karow

This article was originally published July 1.

Roche and IBM said last week that they will co-develop a nanopore sequencer based on IBM's DNA transistor technology. As part of the agreement, Roche will fund continued development of the technology at IBM and will provide additional resources through its 454 Life Sciences subsidiary. Roche will also receive an exclusive right to market products that are based on the technology.

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