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The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity
Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.
The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity
The Evolution of Bats’ Super Immunity

Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.

Researchers generated complete genomes of two important bat species and explored their immune- and cancer-related genes.

nanopore sequencing

A vial labeled &ldquo;mRNA vaccine&rdquo; and a syringe on a blue background.
An Updated Approach to mRNA Vaccine Quality Assessment
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Nov 13, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers developed and validated a sequencing method for mRNA vaccines, moving the manufacturing field forward by linking established technologies with translational applications.
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Closing the Gaps in the Human Genome: Why Y Was the Final Hurdle
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Aug 28, 2023 | 4 min read
For two decades, scientists struggled to fully sequence the Y chromosome. Finally, researchers have mapped its full length thanks to recent advances in sequencing technology.
Learn About Accessing Hidden Regions of the Human Genome
Overcoming Genomic Analysis Challenges for Cancer Research
Oxford Nanopore Technologies | May 2, 2023 | 1 min read
Researchers advance the potential of precision medicine with cutting edge sequencing technology.
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Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Oct 27, 2022 | 4 min read
A high school student uses crowdfunding to produce the first genome assembly for this popular aquarium species, underscoring the increasing feasibility of whole-genome sequencing.
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DNA Nanopore Sequencing Adapted for Protein Sequence Comparisons
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Feb 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers link a stretch of DNA to a peptide of interest and measure current changes as the molecule is pulled by a helicase through a nanopore.
Illustration of a DNA-peptide conjugate molecule being pulled through a nanopore in a membrane.
Infographic: Reading Proteins with Nanopores
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Feb 14, 2022 | 1 min read
Adapting DNA nanopore sequencing to peptides allows researchers to identify single amino acid differences.
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Using Nanopores to Sense and Sequence Proteins
The Scientist | Aug 30, 2021 | 1 min read
Aleksei Aksimentiev and Stefan Howorka discuss challenges in amino acid sensing with nanopores and approaches to design efficient protein sequencing technology.
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Investigating Genetic and Epigenetic Landscapes with Long-Read Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore | Aug 13, 2021 | 1 min read
Matthew Naish will discuss what he learned about Arabidopsis thaliana centromeres from long-read sequencing experiments.
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Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2021 | 2 min read
In a preprint, researchers fill in some of the holes left in the first draft of the human genetic code, published at the turn of the century.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018 | 1 min read
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 
Nanopore Sequencing Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Feb 29, 2016 | 1 min read
Illumina accuses Oxford Nanopore Technologies of developing nanopore-based sequencing strategies covered by its patents.
TS Picks: May 7, 2015
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2015 | 1 min read
Genetics & genomics edition
Portable DNA Sequencer Can ID Bacteria and Viruses
Jenny Rood | Mar 26, 2015 | 2 min read
A palm-sized, nanopore-based USB device can recognize E. coli, cowpox, and vaccinia.
Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013 | 10+ min read
Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix
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