The assembly of the agricultural pest Rhizoctonia solani genome was more contiguous and larger than previous short-read assemblies.
The material has a similar benefit to graphene, in that it is one-atom thin, but has the benefit that DNA does not stick to it as it translocates through the pore.
During a live webcast, CTO Clive Brown provided an update on the company's development plans and upcoming updates.
The next step to sequencing organisms found on the ISS or in space is to automate sample and library prep, according to a NASA microbiologist.
Researchers have shown that metagenomic sequencing on the MinIon can identify the pathogen and antimicrobial resistance profile of UTIs in several hours.
The researchers demonstrated their Nanocall software on both E. coli and human DNA samples, showing it is comparable to an older version of the cloud-based software.
Under the terms of the settlement, Illumina and co-plaintiffs can request up to five audits of Oxford Nanopore's products.
The researchers are working to improve the protocol and are in discussions with Oxford Nanopore Technologies to make it available to users.
Researchers designed software for the MinIon that enables targeted sequencing without target capture or enrichment.
There is significant interest in technologies that provide long-range genomic information, but only among a subset of users.
Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.
Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.
The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.
In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.