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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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
31
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar highlights the use of single-cell genomics to identify distinct cell types and states associated with enhanced immunity.

Feb
14
Sponsored by
Oxford Nanopore Technologies

This webinar will describe a project that applied Oxford Nanopore long-read RNA-seq to explore the transcriptional landscape of a damaging agricultural pest.

Feb
19
Sponsored by
Pillar Biosciences

This webinar will demonstrate how clinical laboratories can develop their own customized targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based solid tumor panels.