UQ researchers develop new method for studying gene activity

Oz Research of Note (in progress)

Researchers from UQ, Harvard University and RocheNimblegen Inc. have developed a new method for examining genetic information that reveals clues to understanding gene structure and activity in the body.

The method allows researchers to delve further than ever before into the human genome. It involves combining existing gene capture techniques with state-of-the-art ‘deep sequencing’ technology. Deep sequencing enables millions of different DNA molecules to be read in parallel.

Dr Tim Mercer, Prof John Mattick, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, UQ

Nature Biotechnology