University of Utah Team Creates New Method to Find DNA Damage Underlying Disease-Causing Mutations | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team of researchers from the University of Utah has developed a new method to find DNA damage using third base pair labeling and nanopore sequencing.

The method could help scientists better understand how such DNA damage leads to specific mutations underlying a number of diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders. The work also demonstrates the potential of nanopore-based sequencing to detect non-native nucleotides, previously only achievable using other sequencing methods.

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