Such Long Sequences

Researchers from the UK and US have used nanopore sequencing to put together a reference human genome.

"The ability to get long reads is one of the strengths of this technology, and as a result this is the most contiguous human genome assembly ever done," says co-first author Miten Jain, a postdoc at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in a statement.

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