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Three research teams have independently developed methods that enable next-generation technologies to sequence portions of a human genome, a necessary step for large-scale human exon sequencing studies or candidate gene-sequencing projects.
 
The methods are noteworthy because up until now, researchers have mostly used PCR to selectively amplify short stretches of DNA, but this approach cannot be multiplexed to a high degree.
 

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