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.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.