Feb 3, 2022

New File Format Helping Researchers Reduce DNA Analysis Time

The University of New South Wales and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a new computer file format to speed up nanopore sequencing analysis and improve specialised treatments for patients with cancer and other diseases.

Published in Nature Biotechnology, the research said the newly developed SLOW5 format can process complex DNA nanopore sequencing “more than 30 times faster” than the previous file format called — ironically — FAST5.

You can read more in an article by Aimee Chanthadavong published in the ZDNet web site at

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