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Nanopore tech promises genome sequencing ‘in minutes'

Blog Post created by john simpson on Dec 20, 2010

Taken from the Wellcome Trust blog
"Nanopore tech promises genome sequencing ‘in  minutes’"



Scientists from Imperial College London have taken an  important step towards developing breakthrough technology that could sequence a  genome in mere minutes, and at a fraction of the cost of current commercial  techniques. Following research published in the peer-reviewed journal  Nano Letters this month, the researchers are confident that  their finding could lead to an ultrafast commercial DNA sequencing tool in just  ten years. They say it would also make important medical tests cheaper and more  reliable.