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Rapid Nanopore Sequencing Finds Disease-Causing Variants in Under 8 Hours

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  Whole-genome sequencing can identify genetic variants that cause disease, but the time needed for […]

Is nanopore sequencing the future?

Nanopore-based methods took over 25 years to fully materialise, which involved the collaboration of both academia and industry. It is […]

Nanopore sequencing combined with liquid biopsy analysis

A recent study, published in Clinical Chemistry, has presented a rapid nanopore genotyping strategy to enable amplification-free identification and classification […]

A History of Sequencing

Nucleic acid sequencing has become an integral part of modern biomedical research. The advances in sequencing technology, from its invention […]

Entire Human Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper published in Science presented the sequencing of the entire human genome, including […]

Applying RNA-sequencing Technology to Cancer and Rare Diseases

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper in Molecular Biology Reports has recently reviewed the latest RNA sequencing technologies, […]

Down the Rabbit Hole – DNA Data Storage, James Banal

James Banal is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Professor Mark Bathe’s laboratory. While Banal is […]

New DNA sequencing technique sets world record

A team from Stanford Medicine has set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to sequence a whole genome. […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of DNA sequencing

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney takes a look at how we learned to read […]

How did Illumina dominate the sequencing market?

Illumina’s systems employ short-read sequencing techniques, which has been the predominant NGS technology for the last decade. The company has […]