Complete Genomics to Release its DNA Sequencing Data for the First Time
News Feb 04, 2009
Complete Genomics Inc., a newly launched, third-generation human genome sequencing company, has announced that it will release its sequencing data publicly for the first time at the 10th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting to be held in Marco Island, Fla., from Feb. 4-7. Dr. Clifford Reid, chairman, president and CEO of Complete Genomics, will review the analysis results during his presentation titled: "Complete Genomics: Revolutionizing Human Genome Sequencing" on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 9:10 p.m. in the Islands Ballroom at the Marco Island Marriott Resort and Spa in Marco Island, Fla.
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