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The technique was once considered too error-prone to be useful, but a computational fix could bring it into the world of medical research.
The promise of better drug design and genetic diagnoses spurs big pharma’s interest in sequencing technology.
A genotyping test from a Canadian biotech company enables timely personalized drug treatment.
A twins study sparks debate over the usefulness of medical genome sequencing.
Oxford Nanopore’s approach reads longer stretches of DNA at once—and could more accurately spot structural variations linked to certain diseases.
A microfluidic chip could measure effectiveness of patient treatments in resource-poor countries.
The discovery could help doctors treat the 40 percent of patients who don’t respond well to inhalers.
Unlike other systems, Ion Torrent’s technology promises to improve in step with advances in electronics—and it’s already proving useful for public health.
Researchers are able to predict individuals’ ages from DNA modifications in their saliva.