An illustration depicting pores on a membrane
DNA Nanopore Sequencing Adapted for Protein Sequence Comparisons
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.
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DNA Nanopore Sequencing Adapted for Protein Sequence Comparisons
DNA Nanopore Sequencing Adapted for Protein Sequence Comparisons

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.

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.

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nanopore sequencing

Illustration of a DNA-peptide conjugate molecule being pulled through a nanopore in a membrane.
Infographic: Reading Proteins with Nanopores
Sophie Fessl | Feb 14, 2022
Adapting DNA nanopore sequencing to peptides allows researchers to identify single amino acid differences.
Blue-toned illustration of the DNA double helix, with additional DNA strands in the background
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2021
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.
The Future of Cancer Diagnosis with Nanopore Sequencing Technology
The Potential of Nanopore Sequencing Technology in Cancer Diagnosis
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 11, 2022
In this webinar, Mashiat Mimosa will discuss the potential of a new sequencing method that detects glioma tumors in brain tissue.
Pocket-Size Nanopore Device Sequences Entire Human Genome
Jim Daley | Jan 29, 2018
MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 
Nanopore Sequencing Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Feb 29, 2016
Illumina accuses Oxford Nanopore Technologies of developing nanopore-based sequencing strategies covered by its patents.
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Using Nanopores to Sense and Sequence Proteins
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 30, 2021
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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Tracy Vence | May 7, 2015
Genetics & genomics edition
Portable DNA Sequencer Can ID Bacteria and Viruses
Jenny Rood | Mar 26, 2015
A palm-sized, nanopore-based USB device can recognize E. coli, cowpox, and vaccinia.
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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
Matthew Naish will discuss what he learned about Arabidopsis thaliana centromeres from long-read sequencing experiments.
Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
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