Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nanopore Technology for DNA sequencing

Recently, NIH awarded a $17 million grant to eight research teams across the county for the purpose of investigating a nanopore technology for DNA sequencing. DNA sequencing was the major means of obtaining the full human genome sequence, and thus this new technology may pave the way towards learning more about the human genome. If such technology succeeds, it will have many advantages over current methods, according to this article. For instance, this new technology will potentially cost much less and enables scientists to reassess the same molecule multiple times. Exciting news!

-Neil Pathak

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