Nanopore Digest: 18th January 2019
Fri 18th January 2019
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Systematic analysis of dark and camouflaged genes: disease-relevant genes hiding in plain sight
The human genome contains 'dark' regions which are those that cannot be assembled or aligned using short-read sequencing. These regions could harbour mutations associated with disease and therefore techniques enabling their accurate analysis is highly valuable. In this pre-print Ebbert et al. describe using long-reads to resolve dark regions in short-read sequencing data. Nanopore sequencing resolved 81.8% of dark coding sequences and was the only technology capable of fully addressing the three example gene regions presented.
Workshop and Nanopore Day in France
Nanopore Days provide the opportunity to find out about the latest in nanopore sequencing and hear from users of the technology. This March there is a Bordeaux Nanopore day on the 18th and training workshops on the 26th & 27th March in Paris.
Ongoing discussions and questions in the Nanopore Community
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