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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Demonstrating the potential of Oxford Nanopore Technologies' MinIon to be used in the field, the MUSE Science Museum in Trento, Italy and the University of Verona have created a mobile genomics laboratory — and plan to demonstrate that DNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing can be done from remote locations like the Tanzanian forest.

For their initial project, the group performed 16S sequencing of a Tanzanian frog species and sent the data via satellite back to MUSE Trento, potentially identifying a new species.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

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