Johns Hopkins University's Andrew Feinberg and Lindsay Rizzardi spent four days last month riding NASA's reduced-gravity aircraft to find that genetics experiments might be able to be conducted in zero gravity, Nature News reports.

NASA's so-called 'vomit comet' makes long parabolas to simulate weightlessness, and during their 160 passes, Feinberg and Rizzardi tested whether they could pipet samples and use Oxford Nanopore's MinIon sequencer.

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