Single-molecule DNA Sequencing Advances Could Enable Faster, More Cost-effective Genetic Screening
Published:07 Dec.2017    Source:Science Daily
University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could have transformative impacts on genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants.
The new methods -- one of which is based in nanoscale quantum electronics and one in optics -- could one day allow a person to sequence his or her genome in under two minutes using simple equipment, said Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor in CU Boulder's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.