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. "It's surprising and potentially very powerful," says Vladimir Benes, head of the Genomics Core Facility at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
It's New, It's Powerful ... But Will It Be Dirt Cheap?
May 19, 2008