Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Circulomics, Oxford Nanopore Technologies: Nanobind UL Library Prep Kit, Ultra-Long DNA Sequencing Kit

Circulomics and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have jointly launched two kits and a workflow to prepare ultra-high molecular weight DNA for sequencing. The method first uses the Circulomics Nanobind Big DNA Kit for DNA extraction. The DNA is then prepared for sequencing using the new Oxford Nanopore Ultra-Long DNA Sequencing Kit and the new Circulomics Nanobind UL Library Prep Kit. The workflow can result in 25 Gb of data per MinIon flow cell and 130 Gb per PromethIon flow cell with N50 read lengths of 100 kb or more.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.