Tech Review has an article on Oxford Nanopore Technologies, one of the newest next-gen sequencing companies to enter the race for the $1000 genome. Because nanopore sequencing can analyze individual strands of DNA, the process saves time and money on sample prep. "We think we're the only label-free technology out there," Gordon Sanghera says. "There's no labeling. There's no amplification.

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