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Old 01-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
ferlandl
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I haven't seen any datasets or other details about the technology but from my reading of this and other upper level articles, it seems to me that "long reads" is a misnomer for what Moleculo provides. There is a word for the result of stitching together the reads provided by sequencing (with any technology): it's called a contig. Granted, since they claim to be able to provide haplotyping information, suggesting some sort of individual fragment information, this appears to be more (and better) than just shotgun assembly. So maybe these are more than contigs, but they are still not "long reads".

Pending more details about the technology, may I suggest the new term "haplotig" for these constructs? That is, if my understanding from reading between the lines of these articles is correct.

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