By Monica Heger

The past year saw enormous progress in the field of nanopore sequencing with advances ranging from the design of protein nanopores to the use of graphene in the solid-state field, improvements in slowing down the rate of DNA translocation through the pore, and the ability to distinguish individual bases and epigenetic modifications in the pore.

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