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Protein Nanopore

Caption: A protein nanopore (blue) embedded in a lipid bilayer is coupled with a DNA polymerase (green). The polymerase sequentially adds complementary bases to single stranded DNA, thus ratcheting it upwards through the nanopore.

Credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies

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