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Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
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.
Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

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.

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’s Creative Services Team | 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.
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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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