Northeastern University

The nanopore ZMW can enable lower starting amounts of DNA for PacBio sequencing, and may eventually enable direct RNA sequencing.  

The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The funding is part of the NHGRI Genome Technology Program, which promotes new methods, technology, and instruments for sequencing and functional genomics.

Researchers have developed a mathematical framework for forming disease modules based on protein interaction profiles and GWAS data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at Northeastern University have developed an optical method for recording ion current changes by DNA travelling through a solid-state nanopore.

A Northeastern University-led team has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow down the passage of DNA and are very stable, making them a promising material for solid-state nanopore sequencing and other biosensor applications.

Industry experts are questioning the scientific claims of a study published recently in

Researchers from Northeastern University and Pacific Biosciences plan to use an $825,000, three-year grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to reduce the DNA input requirements and cost of PacBio's sequencing technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute said today that it has pumped $19 million into new research and development projects that seek to bring down the costs of DNA sequencing.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.