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Scientists formerly employed by electron microscopy sequencing firm Halcyon Molecular have published a method they developed at the company for stretching single DNA strands and placing them on a substrate.

The technique, called molecular threading, was developed in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, and allows users to deposit DNA ranging in size from nanometers to tens of micrometers in a very straight and uniform manner, facilitating the analysis of their base sequence from EM images.

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Target enrichment has been a major driver behind the clinical adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) over the last decade because it simplifies analysis and provides a cost-effective method of massive parallel resequencing. It has not only replaced Sanger sequencing, but it is actively dispensing the need for parallel copy number variant (CNV) analysis using classic techniques.