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Old 03-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
wildung
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Anyone running one and posting yet?
Test fragments ran fine. Playing with our first libraries, now. Lots of people said it was all hype and asked why would anyone buy a 10Mb instrument. This is why. It always looked to me like it was going to end up with a) reads as long as the 454 once the phasing problem was solved and b) a greater number of reads by simply using modern semi-conductor feature densities instead of the low density features used for the 314 chip. But I'm still pleasantly surprised how fast both are moving forward. ABI did good.

Personally I'll take 1Gb of 300bp reads over 10Gb of 100bp reads any day, and I can't wait until short read assemblers are a thing of the past.
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