Patent Number: 7,465,578

Title: Nucleic acid sequencing by Raman monitoring of uptake of precursors during molecular replication

Abstract: The methods, compositions and apparatus disclosed herein are of use for nucleic acid sequence determination. The methods involve isolation of one or more nucleic acid template molecules and polymerization of a nascent complementary strand of nucleic acid, using a DNA or RNA polymerase or similar synthetic reagent. As the nascent strand is extended one nucleotide at a time, the disappearance of nucleotide precursors from solution is monitored by Raman spectroscopy or FRET. The nucleic acid sequence of the nascent strand, and the complementary sequence of the template strand, may be determined by tracking the order of incorporation of nucleotide precursors during the polymerization reaction. Certain embodiments concern apparatus comprising a reaction chamber and detection unit, of use in practicing the claimed methods. The methods, compositions and apparatus are of use in sequencing very long nucleic acid templates in a single sequencing reaction.

Inventors: Berlin; Andrew (San Jose, CA), Kirch; Steven J. (Pleasanton, CA), Neubauer; Gabi (Los Gatos, CA), Rao; Valluri (Saratoga, CA), Yamakawa; Mineo (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: C12M 1/00 (20060101); C12M 3/00 (20060101); G01J 3/44 (20060101); C07H 21/02 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12P 19/34 (20060101); C12Q 1/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00