By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Feb. 17, has been updated with additional information from Oxford Nanopore and scientists.

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Oxford Nanopore Technologies said last week that it plans to commercialize two DNA strand sequencing instruments this year: a higher-throughput version that uses its GridIon platform and a disposable MinIon system that will be the size of a USB memory stick and cost less than $900.

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