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MoS2 Paves Way for Improvements in Nanopore DNA Sequencing

Molybdenum disulfide has outclassed graphene as the material of choice for nanopore based DNA sequencing, with improved speed, cost and accuracy. Researchers at Univeristy of Illinois in Champaign are reporting on a breakthrough in DNA sequencing using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanopores. The researchers were able to sequence DNA more accurately, inexpensively and quickly than any other method […]

silicon well DNA sequencing

Micro DNA Detection Using Terahertz Radiation

Russian scientists are reporting on a new label-free way to identify hard to read short strands of DNA by analyzing vibrations using tetrahertz radiation. While advances in nanopore technology have improved the speed and accuracy of entire DNA sequencing, biologists still face problems in characterizing short oligonucleotide strands. Researchers at St. Petersburg Academic University are reporting […]

Next Generation Sequencing

GENALICE MAP Processes Entire Genome in 30 mins

GENALICE announced an upgrade to its Next-Generation Sequencing software the GENALICE MAP, capable of processing the entire human genome in 30 mins. The GENALICE MAP DNA data processing software along with short read alignment also features 5-min Variant Calling. MAP comes installed in the company’s GENALICE VAULT, a hardware-software tool which uses a dual Intel […]

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Damage-Free X-Ray Protein Crystal Studies

Researchers in Japan are reporting on a new damage-free technique of x-ray crystallographic studies, wherein instead of continuous bombardment with x-rays, the researchers record still diffraction patters at controlled rotation sequences with femtosecond pulses avoiding permanent radiation damage to the molecule. X-ray studies require scattering of bean by the atoms of the crystals to identify their […]

Internet of Things DNA

HP’s Tech Could Give Genome Analysis the Leap It Desperately Needs

HP unveils The Machine, a processing architecture capable of processing 160 petabytes of data in 250 nanoseconds, along with it igniting hopes of many genetcist’s to be one day able to analyze whole genomes at the click of a button. Still in its concept stage and unimaginatively called The Machine, it is designed to cope […]


Shimadzu Presents the Best Triple Quadrupole GCMS So Far

Shimadzu introduced last week the GCMS-TQ8040: the most accurate, cost-effective and easy to use triple quadrupole GCMS ever. The new device improves throughput and operability aspect of its predecessor, GCMS-TQ8030 while conserving the ppt (1 trillionth) level sensitivity. This equipment, designed primarily for the clinical, food safety and environmental applications features a pesticide database with […]

Biofire Filmarray

BioFire’s GI Diagnosis Panel Detects 23 Target Pathogens

BioFire, the molecular biology affiliate of bioMerieux has launched the new FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel which recently received FDA clearance. FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel is essentially the most comprehensive GI test in the market for diagnosing infectious diarrhea. Unlike current diagnostic practices that requires laborious laboratory tests following physical and faecal examination, the FilmArray GI Panel […]

stem cells from blooddrop

Stem Cells from Fingertips, A New Technique

Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore developed the finger-prick human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) technique in which a single drop of finger-pricked blood is sufficient for reprogramming into hiPSCs. This technique is the first of its kind and has been filed for patent. Current methods applied to generate hiPSCs […]


Researchers Miniaturize Mass Spectrometer with Carbon Nanotube Coating

A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M) led by R. Graham Cooks and Thalappil Pradeep have developed a carbon nanotube coating to shrink mass spectrometers. The researchers discovered that a carbon nanotube-coated paper used to collect a sample was not only able to reduce the required […]


AMSBIO Announces a New Powerful Genome Editing Tool

The genetic modification of mammalian cell lines just became easier with the introduction of new CRISPR/Cas9 full gene editing tool by AMSBIO. This tool can be used for modifying any mammalian cell by targeting any gene without using foreign genetic material. The new AMSBIO CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool carries out the process by utilizing the […]

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