Leggere il DNA e le sue alterazioni in tempo reale

Grazie a uno studio dell’Università di Firenze, guidato da Alberto Magi e Alessandro Maria Vannucchi, sarà possibile individuare in tempo reale le alterazioni del Dna. Lo studio è stato pubblicato alcune settimane fa sulla rivista scientifica Bioinformatics, con il titolo Nano – Gladiator. Real time detection of copy number alterations from nanopore sequencing data. La ricerca consentirà di individuare più rapidamente le alterazioni del genoma causate da patologie tumorali. Gli autori dello studio, sostenuto da Airc, sono Niccoló Bartalucci, Davide Bolognini, Stefania Bonifacio, Luna Giovannini, Paola Guglielmelli, Alberto Magi, Francesco Mannelli, Alessandra Mingrino, Daniela Parrini, Elisabetta Pelo, Roberto Semeraro,  Alessandro[…]

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International Astronomical Union statement on satellites constellations

Over the past decades, considerable effort has gone into designing, building, and deploying satellites for many important purposes. Recently networks, known as satellite constellations, have been deployed and are planned in ever greater numbers in mainly low Earth orbits for a variety of purposes, including providing communication services to underserved or remote areas – 1. Until this year, the number of such satellites was below 200, but that number is now increasing rapidly, with plans to deploy potentially tens of thousands of them. In that event, satellite constellations will soon outnumber all previously launched satellites. The International Astronomical Union –[…]

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