nanopore sequencing

At AGBT, researchers reported on progress made in generating megabase-long reads on the MinIon, as well as initial work doing direct RNA sequencing. 

Clive Brown, the company's chief technology officer, provided an update on the firm's business and talked about new products and planned improvements.

 

Such Long Sequences

Researchers have used a portable nanopore sequencer to sequence and assemble a human reference genome.

The researchers plan to develop a clinical test to monitor CML patients in remission for the BCR-ABL1 rearrangement. 

The researchers are working to develop portable sequencing solutions for outbreak surveillance and infectious disease diagnostics. 

The researchers established the suitability of FraC nanopores for protein analysis and offered a new approach to driving proteins into nanopores for detection.

The company said that several companies in China are installing the GridIon X5 sequencing platform for in-house and service work.

Armonica Technologies is looking to develop a nanochannel-based sequencing device that uses optical detection. 

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

MinION in the Clinic

UK clinicians are to begin a trial using Oxford Nanopore's MinION to diagnose pneumonia, according to the Telegraph.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.