Osaka University

The company is developing a single-molecule sequencing technology intended to significantly reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of sequencing.

Given the high yield of miRNA markers they were able to isolate, the researchers believe the approach could be commercialized for routine cancer testing.

A Japanese-led team has performed a theoretical analysis suggesting it may be feasible to use temperature to both denature DNA and to translocate the resulting single-stranded molecule through solid-state nanopores at speeds approaching those needed for sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a pair of studies online yesterday in Nature Genetics, two international research teams described the genome sequencing strategies they're using to study the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax and a closely related monkey malaria species,

Medical Diagnostics Laboratories has been awarded US Patent No. 8,206,930, "Compositions and methods for detecting Borrelia afzelii."
Melanie Feola, Martin Adelson, Eli Mordechai, and Lisa Novak are named as inventors on the patent.

Researchers from Japan and the US have identified non-retroviral RNA virus elements in several primate and non-primate mammalian genomes.

According to the scientists, who published their results online in Nature Nanotechnology last week, the results are "a step towards the realization of electronic-based single-molecule DNA sequencing."

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.