By Julia Karow

A team of researchers in Taiwan that is working on a single-molecule real-time optoelectronics-based sequencing technology has recently entered the competition for the Archon X Prize for Genomics, the X Prize Foundation said this week.

The group, which started in 2007 and calls itself "Cracker," is based at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Hsinchu, Taiwan. ITRI provided initial funding for its research.

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