Acknowledgments

J. W. Lee wishes to thank his friends and project team members T. G. Thundat, L. Zhang, R. Kisner, P. S. Krstic, J. C. Wells, P. T. Cummings, D. Xu, X. Zhao, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, R. S. Foote, R. Zikic, and R. Jean-Pierre for their active contributions in the nanoelectrode-gated electron-tunneling DNA-sequencing research project; V. W. Pardue and D. G. Cottrell for technical illustrations; C. Thompson for secretarial assistance. This research has been supported by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under grant numbers 1 R21 HG003578-01 and 1 R21 HG003592-01; and by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Young Scientist Award and the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (to J. W. Lee). A portion of this research was conducted at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, which is sponsored at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Division of Scientific User Facilities, U.S. Department of Energy. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for DOE under contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725.

A. Meller wishes to thank P. Lexow of LingVitae for fruitful collaboration, and C. Sabanayagam, J. Mathe, J. Eid, V. Viasnoff, B. Hornblower, M. Kim, J. Edel, and M. Wanunu for their various contributions in the nanopore sequencing project. Insightful discussions with D. Branton, J. Golovchenko, M. Burns, and S. Ling are highly acknowledged. This work has been supported by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under grant number HG003574-01, and by the National Science Foundation Grant NIRT-0403891.

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