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exonuclease nanopore sequencing

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Nanopore Technologies said today in its annual report that a commercialization agreement it had with Illumina will terminate on June 30, 2016.

Zhimin Wang, a professor in the School of Agriculture and Biology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, is working on a sequencing approach that uses an exonuclease to cleave off single nucleotides from a DNA molecule and detects them by one of two different types of sensors.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.