PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabsys, Inc., a life sciences company pioneering development of solid-state single-molecule positional sequencing technology, today announced that data demonstrating the first direct electronic re-sequencing and mapping of DNA will be presented at the annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting, February 15 to 18, on Marco Island, Fla., and the Omics and Personalized Medicine Conference at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), February 16 to 18, in Heidelberg, Germany.
Nabsys' positional sequencing platform uniquely reveals information about both the identity and location of DNA sequences through direct electrical detection of probes bound to single molecules that may be as large as hundreds of kilobases in length. Depending on how the methodology is deployed, the platform can be used to analyze the full size scale of DNA variation, including single-base resolved sequence, large scale genomic structural variants, chromosomal aneuploidies, and any combination of the above.
"Significant improvements have been made over the past few years in the speed, throughput and cost of generating DNA sequence information, creating great enthusiasm for applying sequencing technology in the clinic," said Barrett Bready, M.D., chief executive officer of Nabsys. "While these advances have been impressive and important, many applications of sequence data – in medicine as well as in basic biological research and agriculture – require similar levels of improvement in data accuracy, information content, reduced data and computational burden, and simplified workflow. The data we are presenting at AGBT and EMBL demonstrate what is possible with purely solid-state detection. These data provide insights into how the Nabsys positional sequencing platform, once scaled, has the potential to set new performance standards and open new markets for DNA seq
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