Two post-Sanger sequencing technologies have reached the market so far, the third one will follow suit shortly, and an increasing number of potential users is thinking about acquiring one of the new instruments.
 
These tools promise to deliver hundreds of millions of DNA bases per run for a fraction of the cost of capillary electrophoresis sequencing, but what should users be aware of who are shopping for one?
 
As part of a pre-meeting workshop entitled “Utilization of New DNA Sequencing Technologies” at last week’s Advances

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