An article in MIT's Technology Review talks about ZS Genetics' approach to next-gen sequencing and how it could impact the field. As a "relative newcomer," says the article, ZS Genetics’ technology uses electron microscopy to image strands of DNA labeled with iodine and bromine. The company, which hopes to have a prototype this summer, is aiming for read lengths in the 1,000 base-pairs range.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.