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Using genomic, phylogenetic, and biogeographic analyses, British and Danish researchers have found evidence suggesting foamy viruses co-evolved with mammals over millions of years.

Richard Chin, John Rossi, Alice Lin-Tsing, Kenneth Reed

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Hagan Bayley, Detlef Weigel, Todd Smith, Michael Sadowsky, Catalina Lopez-Correa, Garry Merry

The study is noteworthy because the researchers were able to identify all four bases of DNA in a heteropolymeric background of DNA immobilized inside the pore, according to senior author Hagan Bayley, a professor of chemistry at Oxford.

Bruno Sobral, Michael Gilman, Kathy Gibson, Uwe Christians,Herbert Fritsche, Dan Crowther

The research, published online Sunday in Nature Nanotechnology, is the first to show that scientists can detect unlabeled single DNA bases "to a confidence level … appropriate for a highly competitive commercial sequencing system," Oxford Nanopore's CEO said.

In a paper appearing online in Nature Nanotechnology yesterday, researchers from Oxford Nanopore and the University of Oxford showed that they can accurately distinguish between nucleic acids using protein nanopores coupled to a detection system.

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