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    A Window into Third Generation Sequencing.

    Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Sep 21;

    Authors: Schadt EE, Turner S, Kasarskis A

    First and second generation sequencing technologies have led the way in revolutionizing the field of genomics and beyond, motivating an astonishing number of scientific advances, including enabling a more complete understanding of whole genome sequences and the information encoded therein, a more complete characterization of the methylome and transcriptome, and a better understanding of interactions between proteins and DNA. Nevertheless there are sequencing applications and aspects of genome biology that are presently beyond the reach of current sequencing technologies, leaving fertile ground for additional innovation in this space. In this review, we describe a new generation of single molecule sequencing technologies (third generation sequencing) that is emerging to fill this space, with the potential for dramatically longer read lengths, shorter time to result, and lower overall cost.

    PMID: 20858600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]