Genoscope Team Develops Hybrid Assembly Method Combining Oxford Nanopore, Illumina Data | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at Genoscope, the national sequencing center in France, have developed a hybrid assembly method that creates nanopore synthetic reads by combining data from Oxford Nanopore's MinIon and the Illumina MiSeq.

In their proof-of-principle study, published last week in BMC Genomics, they showed that they could assemble a 3.6-mb bacterial genome into one contig with average accuracy of 99.99 percent.

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