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Scientists from the University of Nottingham report a new computational tool for targeted nanopore sequencing of gigabase-sized genomes. Called Readfish, the approach uses graphical processing unit base-calling and does not require the complex signal mapping algorithms and specialized sample preparation of other approaches, the scientists write in this week's Nature Biotechnology.

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