Early MinIon Mania

In spite of some stumbles and limitations on the technology, early users are gaga over Oxford Nanopore Technologies' MinIon sequencer, Nature News reports.

"This is democratization of sequencing," Joshua Quick, a bioinformatician at the UK's University of Birmingham, told the publication. "You don't have to rely on expensive infrastructure and costly equipment." 

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.