This article, originally published March 18, has been updated with information from Oxford Nanopore Technologies that clarifies the beginning of MinIon shipments.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies said that with its platform more than 50 kilobases of sequence can be "easily obtained from single reads," which are limited in length by the size of the input DNA rather than the sequencing system.

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