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The Menlo Park, California-based company plans to demonstrate its sequencing technology on a small genome in the near future.

The company plans to use the funding to build beta units of its optical nanopore sequencer for early adopters in industry and academia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup Quantapore is developing a nanopore sequencer with optical readout that promises to deliver long reads and high throughput at a low cost per base and with little sample preparation.

The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.