Sequencing Technology

The company was founded in 2002 with a whole-genome mapping technology and more recently moved into the microbial genetics space. 

At AGBT last week, MinIon users reported de novo genome assembly, human cDNA sequencing, microbial surveillance, and other projects.

An international team of researchers has sequenced the wheat pathogen Mayetiola destructor to find a large repertoire of effector genes that may help it infect plants.

Baylor's clinical exome enhances coverage of over 3,600 genes and the lab has also validated Illumina's HiSeq X Ten for its research pipeline.

At AGBT, the firm discussed the launch of the Proton PII chip, an update of the PI chip, and sample prep improvements.

Sequence analysis using decorated nucleic acids
Translocation and nucleotide reading mechanisms for sequencing nanodevices
DNA sequencing and amplification systems using nanoscale field effect sensor arrays
Methods for sequencing a polynucleotide template
Detection device and methods of use
Nano-fluidic field effective device to control DNA transport through the same

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.

Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.