NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A group of researchers from the University of Oxford and Public Health England have combined nanopore sequencing with short-read next-generation sequencing to de novo sequence and assemble the herpes virus genome.

The PHE researchers said that they will continue to use the Oxford Nanopore's MinIon to sequence herpes virus genomes in order to better understand factors that influence virulence and drug resistance.

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