UCSF will analyze Two Pore Guys' handheld nanopore device for its ability to detect a KRAS mutation from patient blood and urine samples.
The UCSC spinout plans to launch a handheld nanopore sensor this year and will partner with diagnostic and other companies to develop assays.
Researchers funded in part by Oxford Nanopore recently published a study showing nanopores can detect proteins at the single-molecule level.
The assembly of the agricultural pest Rhizoctonia solani genome was more contiguous and larger than previous short-read assemblies.
During a live webcast, CTO Clive Brown provided an update on the company's development plans and upcoming updates.
The group is continuing to validate the method for other epigenetic modifications and is looking to partner for commercial development.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a way for nanopores to read digital barcodes made up of protrusions on DNA strands.
The new R9 pore, which the company has licensed from VIB in Belgium and plans to release for the MinIon and the PromethIon, is based on the E. coli CsgG nanopore.
The researchers said the technique could be used to identify biomarkers specific to cancer or bacterial infection that are too small to detect by other methods.
Researchers are developing a nanopore sensing device that relies on restriction enzymes to target specific clinically relevant variants in pathogens.
Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.
Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.
The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.
CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.