Pacific Biosciences Highlights Increased Focus On Human Genome Research At AGBT 2014; Releasing 54x Coverage Human Genome Data For De Novo Assembly

Published: Feb 10, 2014

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MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PACB), provider of the PacBio® RS II DNA Sequencing System, announced that its Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing technology will be featured in nine podium presentations and 29 posters at this year's Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, with more than half presenting research on human and other complex genomes. In addition, on Wednesday the company will publicly release a long-read dataset for generating the first de novo human genome assembly from PacBio-only sequence reads.

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