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Old 02-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #23
kgulukota
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Finally! (I am being optimistic and assuming the legitimate concerns about accuracy will be adequately addressed over time).

I have always thought the true definition of "Next generation" was not amount of data but rather read length. I have been disappointed that so-called "Next gen" technologies from ILMN and Life would deliver shorter reads than Sanger but just boat-loads of them. It has always left a bad taste in my mouth.

Now with PacBio, GnuBio and Nanopore, it seems like we are finally focusing on the true Next Nex-gen. 100 Mega-base reads, anyone? Of course it drastically changes the jobs of bioinformatics folks like me. And makes life kinda fun!
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