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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009
Date:3/9/2009

an individual's genome, or complete genetic endowment. That compares with the $100,000 to $1 million for sequencing an entire genome using conventional techniques.

Although the nanopore sequencer still needs tweaking, scientists are optimistic about its future potential. "This is the first time a clear, feasible pathway to nanopore sequencing has been shown," says one authority in the C&EN article.

ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, March 9, 2009 "Key Advance in DNA Sequencing With Nanopores"

This story will be available on March 9 at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/87/8710sci2.html

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Must-reads from C&EN: Potential new treatments for flu, tuberculosis
Influenza and tuberculosis (TB) are among the world's most serious infectious diseases. TB kills almost 1.6 million people annually. In an average year, 500,000 die worldwide from flu. But new treatments may soon be on the way. For an update on flu research, check this must-read article in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. For an article on a unique drug-combination that kills extensively drug-resistant TB strains, click here. For other newsworthy items in C&EN's March 2 issue, click here.

New ACS pressroom blog
The American Chemical Society's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) has created a new pressroom blog to highlight prominent research from ACS' 34 journals. The blog
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