UConn researchers have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. Genomicists Brenton Graveley from the UConn Institute of Systems Genomics, postdoctoral fellow Mohan Bolisetty, and graduate student Gopinath Rajadinakaran used a device from UK-based Oxford Nanopore Technologies … more

Separately, Accelerate UConn, a National Science Foundation entrepreneurship program at the University of Connecticut, has selected ten faculty-student teams to receive seed grants and business training aimed at more quickly and successfully commercializing early-stage technologies … more