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.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

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