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Picking Up the Pace of Sequencing

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Science  15 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5366, pp. 995
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5366.995

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The gene sequencing machines that will be key to a new venture to sequence the entire human genome in 3 years rely on an existing technology, known as capillary electrophoresis, but add a high level of automation. But researchers testing the new machines say they have not yet achieved the level of reliability required for a full-scale sequencing effort.