A recent simulation study in the Journal of Chemical Physics is pointing to system tweaks that may be needed to improve error rates and stretch out read lengths in proposed nanopore-based sequencing schemes that use an exonuclease enzyme to methodically lop off individual nucleotides before each of these DNA bases enters the pore.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

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