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Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ultra-Long DNA Sequencing Kit

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has released the new Ultra-Long DNA Sequencing Kit, for use in combination with Circulomics' Nanobind Kits.

The transposase-based kit maximizes the quantity of ultra-long reads and enables continuous sequencing of single DNA fragments up to 4.2 Mb. Users can get more than 100 reads over 1 Mb per PromethIon flow cell.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.