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A new Biological Visualization Network has been launched hosting a collection of notable visualisation tools produced by biologists and visualisation researchers. The site, funded by the BBSRC, is a central resource for information on bio-visualisation and will be supplemented with annual meetings…
Students from across the UK were successful in winning 12 Gold, a Bronze and multiple category awards in the recent International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition in Boston, Massachusetts. A team of undergraduate students from Imperial College London took the overall First Runner Up prize.
In 2012, the British company Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) presented a tiny DNA sequencer that plugs into a USB port and sequence DNA directly from blood using an engineered nanopore. Analysing its data is the next step in portable sequencing.